Hair transplant is an application to regain their new hair for people who lost their hair or suffer from baldness for various reasons.
When a person decides to have a hair transplant, they must first prepare themselves for operation psychologically and physically. Therefore, various researches can be done from reliable websites. In addition, it is necessary to pay attention to the selection of the doctor and hair transplant center because the equipment, capacity, experience of a center and the experience of the doctor and his team in the field, his past experiences and devotion will directly affect the success rate of the operation.
All these are considered in our hospital on behalf of our valuable patients and we try to provide the best service, we strongly recommend you to consider our suggestions.
Hair transplant is a process and this process has three different stages. Each stage of this process, which we can evaluate as preliminary preparation, operation and post-operation, has a different dynamic. Every dynamic has different requirements.
The more care is taken from the beginning to the end of the treatment, the better the process is managed, the greater the success is achieved. For this reason, attention should be paid at every stage of hair transplant processes and action should be taken with meticulous care.
Technically, a successful hair transplant operation should follow the necessary rules after hair transplant, as well. It is the patient themselves who will do all this and determine his own course of operation after the operation.
What will happen in the Next Process after Hair Transplant?
Knowing what you will encounter after hair transplant will affect you physically and psychologically. For this reason, we will give detailed information in this article and we will examine all aspects of hair transplant. In this context, we need to list these matters in two title as follows:
- The healing process and care.
Nutrition after Operation
After hair transplant, you should follow the advice given by your doctor exactly. You should definitely not neglect them. In addition, you should take great care with what you eat and drink. If you do this, it will be better for the new hair follicles to grow and strengthen in a healthy way. During this period, you should be careful about nutrition and prefer foods that will be beneficial for hair. By doing this, your cell renewal rate will increase and you will shorten the recovery period after the operation.
After the operation, all your food will have an effect on newly transplanted hair follicles. When you are deprived of micro and macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, fatty acids, there will be risks of dysfunction in your cell membranes. This will disrupt the normal life cycle of the hair and prevent hair follicles from re-growing again. Moreover, it may cause continued hair loss after hair transplant.
We will give you some advices to have healthy hair roots. You can rearrange your nutrition plan according to the nutrients we will specify and you can eat healthy.
1. Vitamin B- Complex
Some vitamins have a great role in the healthy development of the hair. Biotin (B7) and B-12 are the leading ones. These are called Vitamin B-complex. These vitamins also provide nutrients to the body and support the metabolism of food sources including all hair and hair follicles. For this reason, some doctors recommend their patients especially Vitamin B-complex supplements after hair transplant operations.
We can list the main foods that are rich in vitamin B as follows: red meat, banana, chicken, avocado, nuts, brown rice, and eggs.
Zinc is a very important nutrient for the human body. In case of zinc deficiency, serious problems such as hair loss and hair thinning begin to appear. Therefore, it has great importance to take the zinc supplement after the hair transplant operation. Zinc plays a very important role in collagen production, tissue repair, cell proliferation and growth, absorption of vitamins, hormonal balances and protein synthesis.
We can list the most main foods rich in zinc as follows: chickpeas, lamb, shrimp, spinach, whole grains, fish and eggs.
Iron deficiency in the body also causes hair loss. Iron strengthens the hair texture by strengthening the hair. It helps transport nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles and scalp. Therefore, feeding on iron-based foods makes it easier for patients to get results that meet their expectations. Recovery period will accelerate after hair transplant operation as it will strengthen the immune system.
We can list the main foods rich in iron as follows: beans, spinach, red meat, calf’s liver and clams
The most basic feature of vitamin E is its antioxidant feature. Speeding up the healing of damaged skin, vitamin E is very effective in healing of scars. The effect of vitamin E is great for softening the tissue and improving tissue quality in the recipient area. Vitamin E oil can also be used for this.
We can list the most main foods rich in vitamin E as follows: avocado, almond, spinach, olive oil, sunflower seeds
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant. It has a great role in collagen production, which is vital for the healing of wounds. Vitamin C is also vital to combat oxidative stress, which affects hair graying and loss.
We can list the most main foods that are rich in vitamin C as follows: cabbage, pepper, kiwi, small grains, broccoli, and citrus fruits.
Vitamin A functions in the development and growth of all cells in the human body, including hair follicles. Vitamin A is also effective in the production of sebum, which is a substance that moisturizes the scalp and resembles fatty tissue that keeps hair healthy. Having vitamin A deficiency in the body can cause hair loss and the scalp to become dry and itchy. Consumption of foods rich in Vitamin A has an effect on reducing itching, which is a temporary side effect after hair transplant operations.
We can list main foods rich in vitamin A as follows: potato, carrot, calf’s liver, spinach, cabbage, pumpkin
Another important issue about nutrition after the hair transplant operation is your cholesterol level. When you reduce fat in your diet, your LDL values known as bad cholesterol will decrease. Instead, HDL values known as good cholesterol increase. Keeping the cholesterol level in balance has an effect on the healing of wounds after the operation and growth of the healthy hair.
Post-Operative Recovery Process and Care Details
Hygiene rules are important for people who undergo all microsurgery procedures. If the operation was performed in a sterile and suitable conditions, the risk of infection is extremely low. The healing process after hair transplant may vary from person to person. It should not be forgotten that it will spread to a time of about 1 year.
Particular attention should be paid to the first 3 days after the operation. There may be some pain in the first night and the next day. But if you use painkillers prescribed by your doctor, you will have a comfortable night.
In the first days after hair transplant operations, you should lie on your back as much as possible and do not touch the area where it is transplanted. Since you will be discharged after hair transplant, we invite you to our hospital the next day.
Medical dressing will be applied and the bandage on your nape area will be removed. Then, your doctor will give you medication for edema and using them for the first three days will prevent the formation of edema.
In the first three days after the operation, you can see minor bleeding in the areas where the hair follicles are harvested and where it is transplanted. This is normal. In order to prevent edema, you will need to use the antibiotics given by your doctor without interruption for the first five days. It is obligatory that you do not drink alcohol in any way during this process.
In this process, the antibiotic you will receive will be mixed directly into the blood. This can interact with the medications you use, leading to negative consequences.
Likewise, smoking causes the healing process to be affected negatively. Therefore, we recommend not smoking for at least a week after the operation.
After the operation, the first washing process starts after the third day. Every day for 15 days starting from the third day, along with the special care lotion and shampoo recommended by your doctor, you should do the washing as recommended. The scabs formed after the transplant with the effect of regular washing will get softened and will shed completely at the end of the 15th day.
After hair transplant operation, it is necessary to stay away from challenging and heavy sports for at least 1 month. The reason behind this is that the sport raises blood pressure and causes an increase in heart rate.
Increasing the heart rate may also cause bleeding in micro channels where hair follicles are implanted, and may damage the transplanted hair. You must stay away from activities that will sweat you and tire for at least a week. After the operation, you can start the walks that will not tire you or sweat you after 4-5 days. These should be at a light pace.
After hair transplant operations, you should not expose the region where the transplant is done to sun rays for about 2 weeks. If you go out, you will need to wear a hat that will not squeeze your head.
When you are in a month after the hair transplant operation, you will have survived an important process. At this stage, you will experience a shock hair loss. In terms of shock hair loss, the implanted hair is fallen out few weeks after the operation. Almost all of the patients survive this process.
So there is nothing to worry about. This loss is the defense mechanism due to trauma experienced during the removal of hair follicles. After the loss, between the 2nd and 4th months of the operation, the hair enters new growth cycles and goes into healthy growth. Elongation continues further after the fourth month. Transplanted hair starts to get thicken after the 8th month. At the end of one year, a natural look and bushy hair are obtained.
As you can see, a process that requires you to be patient is waiting for you after the hair transplant operation. Actually, all you have to do is to live a life that is a little bit more sensitive. Otherwise, there is no case that will prevent you from your activities and business life. In the end, it will be more than worth it.