After getting a Hair Transplant done, the most frequently asked question is, “How many days of rest are needed after hair transplant surgery”. Patients are curious about the hair transplant recovery process and have obvious signs of surgery.
Whether you are a professional, student, homemaker, or retiree, you should wait until the 5th day before returning to your normal duties. But if you have to out, wait at least ten days to ensure you have fully recovered and don’t have visible signs of surgery (redness and scabbing).
What are the main post-hair transplant care tips?
Below are the main post-hair transplant care tips:-
- Rest as much as possible and allow yourself time to heal
- Protect your hair and conceal your transplant with a cap.
- Do not expose the scalp to direct sunlight for two weeks following your procedure. Direct sunlight causes sunburn and damages the newly implanted hairs.
- If you need to wear a tight-fitting hat at work, it is risky to the delicately placed hair. For this type of work, two weeks of rest is recommended.
- The best is to wait 10- 14 days before returning to work.
How is the post-hair transplant surgery?
One of the main myths is that hair will grow immediately after a hair transplant. But it is a long process, and some might have to wait for 2-3 months. We advise you to be patient and relaxed during this period.
If you had an FUE, recovery is relatively quick as the incisions are only sub-millimetre. During the first three days, one experiences some swelling or discomfort, but it will fade sooner. There will be redness in the operated area and some scabs where grafts have been placed. In 5-10 days after the surgery, the obvious signs of surgery will start to fade. It is normal to see hair fall, but do not be alarmed. This is a normal part of the process. In 3-4 months, most patients will start to see a difference in hair growth.
The success of a hair transplant depends on how religiously you follow the aftercare and recovery advice. Make sure to attend the follow-up.
How long do I need to rest after hair transplant surgery?
If one has the opportunity, aim to go back to work after ten days following your hair transplant. By the end of this period, you will fully recover from surgery and have minimal signs of redness and scabbing. The period of rest depends on what type of work they do.
Why and how should you rest before hair transplant surgery?
- Not to dislodge any newly implanted grafts, and it takes two weeks for them to embed into the scalp following a hair transplant fully.
- A hair transplant is a surgical procedure. The body tires out. So resting helps speed up your recovery.
- During the resting period, you should still avoid shampoo at this stage and focus on gently removing any dried skin or scabs.
- Avoid high-impact exercise at this point after your hair transplant to be sure all follicles are healed before you get going again.
- Even while resting, the recipient area must be away from the pillow, and no direct contact between your transplanted hair and the pillowcase.
- Rest on your back, not your stomach, and the back should be upright. Maintain a 45-degree angle for the head and neck.
- Please do not sleep on your stomach since it will damage your transplanted hair and increase swelling.
- The head level must be above the heart level. If you sleep like this, the blood reflux to the scalp area is reduced, which it can cause swelling or bruising.
- Keep pillows under your knees to reduce the pressure on the surgical areas.
- Instead of long periods of sleep, take short naps during the day. Long sleeping hours can increase the stress on your scalp and elongate healing.
We at Hair Sure clinic give equal importance to surgery and post-surgical care. While returning home after the surgery, we will give you all the follow-up care routines and appointments. Please make sure that you follow all these tips so that you get the desired look. Please visit our website https://www.hairsure.in/ or contact us at 040-42020202, 9494020202, or email@example.com.