Hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves moving the hair from back and sides of the head (which are resistant to balding) to the parts where baldness is present. Hair transplantation is done more in men than in women.
Hair loss can be in patterns like male pattern loss and female pattern loss. Male Pattern loss involves losing the hair on crown and receding hairline. Female pattern loss involves thinning of hair in the parting of the head.
Hair loss is a common problem faced by both men and women. Men are most likely to lose hair a lot due to male pattern baldness. Some the factors that cause hair loss are,
· Hormonal imbalance
· Lack of protein
During the treatment, the hair is moved from donor site to recipient site. The transplanted hair will behave like natural hair and it will shed off in few weeks and then hair will start growing naturally from the follicles. Hair Transplant assists you to get back your good looks.
Spring – Post Hair Transplant Surgery :
1. Alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed after your surgical procedure.
2. Several medications may be given to you:
ANTIBIOTIC – You may be given an antibiotic which prevents infection in the post-operative period. This should be taken as prescribed.
PAIN RELIEVER – This will consist of a analgesic which will help alleviate the pain you may experience. One to two tablets may be taken every 6 to 8 hours as needed.
ALCOHOL SHOULD NOT BE CONSUMED WHILE YOU ARE TAKING THIS
MEDICATION. THIS COULD RESULT IN EXCESS DROWSINESS AND EVEN COMA.
YOU SHOULD NOT DRIVE ANY TYPE OF VEHICLE WHILE TAKING THIS MEDICATION.
3. You should refrain from exercise such as running, cycling, and weight lifting etc. at least THREE days after your surgical procedure. Excessive physical activity should be avoided for one week after surgery.
4. Do not bend over or engage in any lifting for at least 48 hours after surgery to avoid bleeding or excess swelling. Keep your head and upper body elevated above the level of your heart during this time, especially when sleeping.
5. In occasional instances, minor bleeding may occur from one or more of the graft sites. This can be alleviated by applying light pressure to the area with a moist clean cloth for 5 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to disrupt surrounding grafts.
6. One of the minor sequelae of hair restoration surgery is swelling. If swelling occurs, it usually does so approximately 48-72 hours after your surgical procedure. It is PAINLESS, and will begin on the forehead and over the bridge of the nose. It may proceed to surround the eyes. IF THIS OCCURS, DO NOT PANIC. The swelling will subside spontaneously in 2 to 3 days. USE ICE PACKS ON THE SWOLLEN AREAS AND RELAX. REFRAIN FROM ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY. Call +919952099620 if you have any questions.
7. Sleep with your head and upper body elevated on several pillows for the first 3 to 4 days. This will prevent swelling of the forehead.
8. Do not wash or disrupt the grafts for 10 days after surgery. After this time shower and wash your hair by lathering the shampoo in your hand and lightly applying to the grafted area as well as the donor site. Rinse with cool water and light water pressure. These precautions should be taken for 1 week from 10th Day after surgery. Thereafter, normal shampooing may be resumed. It is advisable to use a thick moisturizing conditioner daily on the grafted sites as well as in the donor area. Apply carefully, and let the conditioner remain on the area for 5 minutes, then rinse gently. This will significantly decrease scab formation.
9. Regular cleaning of the hair is important after the surgery. The shampooing helps remove dirt, blood and oil, and will gently dislodge the “crusts" or scabs that form over the recipient sites; these crusts should normally be gone within 2-3 weeks at the most.
10. Apply light pressure on the grafts with a towel or gauze pad after exiting the shower. This will absorb any blood that has formed on or around the graft sites.
11. If you are using a blow dryer, use on a COOL setting for the first five days after surgery. Warm air could cause minor bleeding at one or more of the grafted sites.
12. ITCHING GOES IF YOU SPRAY: It is recommended that Normal Saline be sprayed onto the grafted area 4-6 times a day for at least the first week following surgery. This accelerates the healing process. This product may also be used on the donor area.
13. The graft sites will form scabs in 24 to 72 hours after surgery, and the scabs fall off in 3-10 days. As the scabs fall off, you may notice that hair is shed with them. THIS IS NORMAL. Do not pick or scratch the scabs, doing so can cause infection and endanger the survival of the grafts. If scabbing persists beyond 14 days, you may not be shampooing enough.
14. Several weeks after your surgical procedure or anytime thereafter, an ingrown hair(s) may appear. This will take on the appearance of a small pimple or painless bump in either the donor or recipient areas. Apply a warm washcloth or compress to the area for 10 minutes three times a day. If after 3 days there is not relief or if the area becomes reddened, swollen, tender, or inflamed, contact the center.
15. Swimming in water containing chlorine is not recommended and should avoided for at least SEVEN days following surgery.
16. It is recommended that prescribed hair care products: the shampoo, conditioner, and serums to be used after your procedures. Your hair will be cleansed thoroughly and the products will create an optimum environment for graft growth and maturation.
17. Review and a check of your surgical sites will be performed 10 days after surgery. A return appointment will be scheduled before departure.
18. YOUR NEW HAIR LOOKS DIFFERENT: – Infrequently, there is some textural change in the transplanted hair. This is temporary, and resolves with the normal growth cycles of the hair often in 12 to 18 months.
19. NUMBNESS AND PAIN: The discomfort and associated numbness in the donor area usually decreases rapidly over the first 3 to 4 days; most of the soreness and numbness is gone at one week. Numbness to a lesser degree may last 6-12 weeks.
20. If you encounter any problems not covered in these instructions, feel free to contact the clinic. You will be provided with additional contact information on the day of surgery.
Day 2nd to 10th – Donor Site: Dressing to be removed 36 hrs after surgery. Twice a day the following needs to be followed Betadine Scrub to be sprayed over the donor area, wait for 3 minutes and rinsed with Normal Saline or Sterile water. Dry the Donor area by lightly pressing with the sterile Gauze or Pad provided in the HT kit. Apply Mupirocin (MUST) ointment over the donor area.
Day 4th to 10th day
Donor Site and Implanted Site: Spray Normal Saline or Solspre 4 to 6 times a day
Day 11th Onwards – Wash your hair by lathering the shampoo in your hand and lightly applying to the grafted area as well as the donor site. Rinse with cool water and light water pressure.