Hair is being considered an integral part of one’s personality. Thick hair locks are what we all have dreamt of and have taken care of our hair locks in many ways. From following good skincare skin routines to opting for different types of hair growth treatment we have done a lot to keep our hair locks healthy and intact.
However, our hair locks don’t always remain the same. Many things can take a toll on our hair health. One among these is ageing. Just as our skin and bones, ageing also negatively affects our hair health.
Hair Damage and Ageing
We start seeing grey hair strands, start losing hair volume but in some cases, ageing is associated with permanent hair loss. This hair loss affects our personality in many ways. The good news is that you still have treatment for this problem. Yes, you guessed it right! I’m talking about the hair transplant.
Whenever there is a talk on hair transplant there are always questions on the safety of this treatment as well as post-transplant results and recovery are what needs attention. Let me say clearly that the output of any transplant depends upon many factors. From the type of transplant method to the person’s expertise performing the procedure, everything matters!
Sharing a similar incident, my uncle who went for a hair transplant in Multan ended up with nerve damage that was treated for years. But don’t worry, not all transplants are bad. In most cases, a hair transplant is good for you and results in reasonable outcomes if do correctly.
Dos and Don’ts of Hair Transplant
Here are the dos and don’ts of hair transplant.
Dos of hair transplant
- One of the best things you can do after a hair transplant is to ensure that your scalp is dry. For this, you can stop taking showers for a few days and avoid activities that increase your chances of exposure to water. You can ask your cosmetologist for the exact time for which you need to avoid exposure to water.
- Your sleeping position matters whenever it comes to the outcomes of hair transplant surgery. Thus, it is recommend to keep your head slightly raised after getting hair transplant surgery. It is recommend to ensure this elevated sleep position for a few days after getting the surgery.
- Before and after a hair transplant make sure you are staying sufficiently hydrated.
- Normally, hair transplant surgery is followed by an antibiotic ointment that keeps scalp infections at bay that are a normal consequence of any hair transplant surgery. So, it is recommend to apply this ointment regularly to your scalp to avoid scalp infections.
- A hair transplant surgery can be follow by a mild discomfort for which you need to intake painkillers. You can start taking these antibiotics a few hours after the surgery is perform or your cosmetologist can guide you better in this regard.
- Do expect mild scabbing after getting the surgical procedure done as it is the normal outcome of any hair transplant surgery.
Don’t of hair transplant
- Don’t expose your scalp to direct sunlight. Direct sunlight exposure can lead to scalp irritation and can add to the tenderness and swelling of your scalp after surgery.
- You might feel a little discomfort after getting surgery. This is a part of the normal healing mechanism of your scalp and you should leave it as it is. If you keep on scratching your scalp for a long time then it can displace the hair follicles before hair growth begins and this will affect the outcomes of hair transplant.
- After getting a hair transplant don’t do heavy exercises or play sports. This can cause sweating that increases your risk of infections altering the outcomes of hair transplant surgery.
- Don’t go for any kind of chemical treatment after getting a hair transplant. The use of chemicals can damage your newly growing hair strands and can affect your scalp health negatively.
Don’t be afraid if you see your transplanted hair falling out after a certain time because this is a normal outcome of hair transplant surgery. After losing these hair strands, new hair strands will start growing that will cover your scalp in a few weeks.