Frequently, many of those who seek for information related to the hair transplant process find lots of information related to the care they must carry out long before the process until a few months after the intervention. However, it is much more complicated to find information about everything that should not be done when you decide to undergo a hair follicle graft.
That is why we have set the goal, with this blog, to detail everything that should not be done after a hair transplant intervention, starting from the principle that, if previous care is important, the subsequent attention we give to our scalp in particular and to our entire organism in general isn’t less.
One of the first things that the grafted future will hear is that during the whole process of hair transplantation you cannot drink alcohol or smoke. The reason is very simple; the substances that contain these “soft drugs” dilute the blood and facilitate bleeding which will not help to repair the scars and wounds that we need to attend after the intervention. This restriction will last at least three days after having the operation. As for nicotine, since it prevents the correct flow of blood to the grafted follicles, we must keep away from the smoke for at least a month after the intervention to ensure that the new hair grows correctly.
Once grafted, you shouldn’t touch the scalp. Although it seems a simple restriction to carry out, the truth is that once you start to notice some itching or discomfort in the area of the skin your instinct acts to reach for that body’s area. Despite the desire we must abstain because when touching the hair in this grip’s stage, exist a risk of damaging the graft before it remains fixed.
The two days after the hair transplant are very important so it is recommended that the patient doesn’t bent or lift anything that involves an effort. In this way, we will be able to keep the bleeding and recovery of the grafted area at bay. Also, it is recommended to stay all day with the head up, even when sleeping.
In the first 24 hours after the transplant, we are completely prohibited to wash our hair. In fact, we cannot do it, despite the discomfort that this may cost, until our doctor assures us that our scalp is ready to be touched lightly and carefully, as should be washed during the first days. When that day arrives, you should use cold water and a very weak jet that doesn’t impact directly the scalp’s area at least for five days.
As you will be informed, after the operation, scabs will form on your scalp around each transplanted follicle. Well, even if you have temptation, don’t think about removing these scabs. They must be dropped naturally so that don’t cause an infection in the body or damage the grafts.