The success of a hair transplant depends on a number of factors, including the skill of the hair surgeon, the effectivity of the transplant method used, the quality of a person’s grafts, and the efficiency of the follicles’ transfer from the harvesting area to the bald spots. However, aside from the procedure itself, recovery is also as important.
The days or weeks following a hair transplant treatment are essential for the proper growth of your hair. No matter what hair transplant technique you choose, the risk of you getting a failed hair transplant would be limited if you take proper care of your new hair.
If you are about to undergo a hair transplant procedure soon, and you still have no idea as to what you must do after the treatment, this article is right for you! Here are the best aftercare tips you should follow to make sure your hair transplant in Singapore will be a success.
1. Rest as much as possible
After your hair transplant procedure, you may already return home directly. However, while at home, it is necessary that you rest for a few days in order for you to heal effectively. This means that you should avoid doing strenuous activities, such as lifting, bending, and playing sports.
Furthermore, you need to avoid feeling cold or sweating from being overly exposed to the sun because heat and cold may interfere with your healing process. Hence, it would be ideal if you just stay inside your house for a couple of days. If ever you are required to go outside, be sure to wear a loose-fitting hat or at least keep your head uncovered.
2. Take anti-inflammatories or apply ice packs
During the first week following your hair transplant, it is normal for swelling to develop in the transplant area. To relieve or get rid of it, you may take anti-inflammatories or apply iced packs on your forehead for at least 15 minutes every 2 hours. Remember not to touch the graft site. If it suddenly gets itchy or uncomfortable, do not scratch or pick the wound, and take a pain medication prescribed by your doctor instead.
3. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo
After 3 or 4 days since your hair transplant procedure, you may already have your first hair wash. However, remember to do so very gently and with the use of a mild shampoo only. Avoid plucking at your hair, and slowly apply the shampoo with your soft fingertips instead. Afterwards, rinse the shampoo gently but thoroughly and dry by using clean towels to dab softly.
Keep in mind that, at least for the first month, you should not shower, bathe, or submerge your head underwater. You may perform a very light shower to wash your hair after around a week but only with low pressure. Moreover, you should only use a soft towel to dry your head while your wounds are still healing.
4. Be careful when cutting and styling your hair
You can only have a haircut with scissors after 3 months since your hair transplant procedure. Before 6 months pass, you should not use a razor to cut or style your hair. When combing your hair, you should also be careful enough not to disturb the roots. For at least a couple of weeks until your head has fully healed, avoid the use or curlers, hairdryers, and other hairstyling tools, especially the ones that are heat-based.
Have a safe, comfortable, and pain-free hair transplant treatment at The Clifford Clinic
The experiences and results of hair transplant will always differ from person to person, depending on your individual needs and habits as well as on the skill of the hair surgeon. For the safest and most comfortable hair transplant procedure in Singapore, The Clifford Clinic is the one you can trust!
Here at The Clifford Clinic, we offer a range of professional procedures for thinning hair, including one of the most advanced hair transplant techniques – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant. Individual follicular units are removed one at a time from the donor location during this procedure. Each follicular unit has an average of 2 to 3 hairs. Other bodily sections can also have follicle units harvested utilizing FUE. Patients may enjoy a shorter recovery period, less downtime and reduced appearance of scarring when they opt for this procedure.
Another procedure you may check out is our Regenera Activa Hair Transplant. Regenera Activa is a cutting-edge hair revitalization method that uses capillary regeneration technology to help stop hair loss and promote hair growth. Through the use of hair follicles harvested from the patient’s own scalp, the treatment successfully combats, slows, and prevents hair loss. Regenera Activa stimulates dormant cells under the scalp and revives hair follicles. The technique encourages healthier and denser hair development by allowing the hair follicles to resume their normal growth cycle. It is ideal for people who want to obtain a hair transplant without getting surgery!
For maintenance post-hair transplant treatment, you may also consider our Bellasonic Hair Treatment. Bellasonic an ultrasound therapy tool primarily used to encourage the renewal of skin cells, including those responsible for hair growth. Bellasonic uses a high-frequency ultrasound at 1–10 MHz to penetrate the skin. The ultrasound stimulates significant molecules like glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and heat shock proteins (HSPs), which are connected to regenerative processes. These regenerative properties are sent to the scalp’s hair follicles, greatly accelerating hair growth, and reducing hair loss.
The Clifford Clinic is dedicated to becoming the leading aesthetic clinic in the country that provides minimally-invasive yet successful treatments. We offer a wide variety of effective treatments with long-lasting results, ranging from hair transplant and hair growth laser to nose threadlift and acne scar treatment in Singapore.
Do not hesitate to contact us to book appointment today!