Recovery after hair transplantation For a quick recovery after a hair transplant and the most possible end result, follow the advice below. Itching after hair transplantation The first 10 days after a hair transplant are the most decisive for the end result. The wounds heal during this period; don’t scratch the wounds! Crabs can get bacteria into the wound and can cause inflammation. Healing wounds itch and this is an indication that the scalp is healing. Hair wash after hair transplant
We recommend that you wash your scalp with great care. After a hair transplant it takes about 2 days for the transplanted hair to get stuck in the scalp. For washing the donor area and the receiving area for the first 10 days, use the shampoo that you received from us
1st day after your treatment Full rest day. Try to rest as much as possible and use the medication we give. 2nd and 3rd day after your treatment On the 2nd day, the specialist applies the repair lotion given by us to your recipient area and donor area. The repair lotion must work in for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the repair lotion is rinsed with lukewarm water. The specialist washes your recipient area and donor area with the shampoo. Let the scabs and blood clots fall off naturally, never scratch it!
You can wash the recipient area as follows:
- Carefully pat a small amount of shampoo on the recipient area. Don’t rub!
- Then place a clean washcloth on the receiving area.
- Then stand under a soft, lukewarm shower spray for 1 minute.
- Carefully remove the washcloth from your head.
- Gently pat the hair with a clean towel. Again don’t rub!
- You can wash the donor area as you did on day 1.
4th to 6th day On the 4th to 6th day you wash the entire head. For washing you need: the repair lotion and shampoo. You can wash the entire head as follows:
- Massage the shampoo lightly onto the head with “stroking” movements.
- Rinse with a soft, lukewarm shower spray.
- Pat your head with a clean, soft towel.
Do you suffer from crusting? It is possible that you suffer from crusting, from the 6th day it is advisable to soak the crusts under the shower jet for 10 minutes. You can wash the entire head during crusting as follows:
- Soak the crusts for 10 minutes under a soft, lukewarm shower spray.
- Then wash the head with shampoo.
- Rinse it with a soft, lukewarm shower spray.
- Pat your head with a clean, soft towel.
7th to 9th day On the 7th to 9th day you wash the entire head. For washing you need: the repair lotion, shampoo and a soft towel. You can wash the entire head as follows:
- Massage the shampoo gently, as you were used to before the treatment.
- Rinse well with a lukewarm shower spray.
- Dry the head with a clean, soft towel.
From day 10 From day 10 you can wash your hair again as usual. Sleeping after hair transplantation
On the 1st and 2nd day after the operation, use an extra pillow in the back and the neck cushion while sleeping. It is advisable to ensure that the head is higher when you go to sleep, so that the swelling may sink slightly. Not unimportant, it also limits the chance of the grafts falling out. The grafts are not yet fused with the tissue at this stage. You can also place a pillow against your left and right side, so that you are stable and less likely to turn in your sleep. From the 3rd day after the treatment you no longer have to sleep with the neck pillow and the extra pillows in your back; you can adopt your usual attitude. From day 3 after surgery you can promote wound healing by rubbing the donor area once a day with Calendula ointment, preferably before going to sleep, so that the ointment can absorb well. From the 7th day you can rub the receiving area once a day with this ointment. The Calendula ointment is available without a prescription from a drugstore and pharmacy.
Hair styling and protection
Pay particular attention when getting into the car! Take care not to bump your head during the first 2 weeks after the hair transplant. Certainly on the day of the treatment the feeling on the head is disturbed, so that you are more likely to bump your head.
Can I wear a cap or helmet after a hair transplant?
From the 7th day you can wear a cap or other headgear (with the exception of a helmet). If you still have a lot of scabs in the transplantation area, we advise you not to wear the headpiece too tightly but rather loosely. After your scabs are gone, you can also wear a helmet.
Swelling after hair transplantation
A straight posture helps to lower the moisture faster under the influence of gravity. Furthermore, during the day on the 2nd and 3rd day after the operation, 5 to 6 times a day, you can put a washcloth filled with an ice pack on the forehead (not on the treated part) for 4 minutes. You can also massage the part of the nose bridge a few times a day, above the eyebrows and along the temples to promote a decrease in swelling.
Be careful when dressing and undressing!
You must be extremely careful on the 1st and 2nd day after your treatment and do not touch the receiving area, for example during dressing and undressing. It is best to wear clothes with a zipper or buttons so that you do not pull clothes over your head.
Sports after hair transplantation
You may not exercise intensively and / or perform physical exercise for 20 days (including sexual activities). This is due to an increased heart rate and perspiration. Sweating makes the skin moist and this makes the scalp vulnerable, which can cause bacteria and the risk of infection is increased. Do not use the sauna or the chlorinated water / swimming pool for the first 2 weeks.
Avoid contact with dust and dirt as much as possible and only touch the scalp with clean hands to prevent infections. Very rarely, multiple hair follicles can ignite in the receiving area that look like pimples. This can be treated with a local antibiotic. Do you recognize these symptoms? Please contact us so that we can assist you further