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6 Questions to Ask After A Hair Transplant

Jul 15, 2022

Men's Hair Loss

Questions to Ask After A Hair Transplant Questions to Ask After A Hair Transplant

Hair restoration is more popular these days as new technology makes the procedure less invasive and more natural looking. Here are some questions to ask your doctor about how it will be following your surgery.

6 Questions to Ask After A Hair Transplant

Here are the questions that one must ask their hair transplant surgeon after a hair transplant surgery:

1. How Long Will It Take to Recover?

In most cases, following a follicular unit transplant, you'll need about 10 days to fully recover from the surgery, but your doctor will give you more specifics based on the density of the transplantation and your own health.

However, it may take up to 12 months to see the final hair transplant results.

2. How Long Will The Swelling Last?

Some people experience swelling in the temples and under the eyes, while others have no swelling. You may see the most swelling the day after the surgery.

Sitting up and keeping your head elevated can help reduce swelling, as can steroids or anti-inflammatory medication. Take medication at your doctor's recommendation.

3. When Can I Wear a Hat?

You will want to wait 10 days or longer before wearing a hat following the hair transplant so you don't compress or dislodge the grafts.

4. What If I Need to Cover My Head?

When you go outside, you do need to protect your head from the sun's UV rays. Sweat can make bacteria accumulate on your head, too, which can lead to an infection. You should wear a loose hat that is clean to protect your head if you go outside after a hair transplant.

5. When Can I Scratch My Head?

When your transplants heal, they may itch. You may want to scratch the site. You should try to avoid scratching for the first three weeks. If it gets too much to bear, try using a little bit of pressure on the itchy area or washing your hair.

6. Can I Use Medications After a Hair Transplant?

Many people use Rogaine or Propecia as part of their treatment plan for thinning hair. You should talk to your doctor about using these types of medications before and after your hair loss surgery.

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If you have more questions, we're here to give you answers. Contact MHTA Clinic to learn more about hair restoration.

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