If you have recently had a hair transplant procedure, there are certain steps you will need to follow in order to make sure that the recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Here are a few important tips that will help you care for your head after a hair transplant:
- Avoid physical activity: You will want to adjust your workout schedule and avoid the gym until after you get the all clear from your surgeon. Any activities that will make you sweat, even just being out in the sun, can risk an infection. Keep your body as cool as possible in the days and weeks following the surgery.
- Avoid trauma to your new hair: The transplanted hair takes from 2-4 days to take root so you want to avoid rubbing or scratching the transplant sites. You can wash your hair gently four days after a transplant. After six days you can resume regular hair washing and the risk of removing transplanted hair by scratching or trauma is minimal.
- Keep your head elevated: Keeping your head elevated will help swelling to resolve more quickly. Some swelling in the forehead and brow is typical following a transplant but it is usually minor to moderate swelling.
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