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Hair Restoration Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

After hair transplant process – What to expect after hair transplant?

If you are considering a hair transplant, you need to be very careful during the recovery period after a hair transplant. Being careful in the post-hair transplant process will also positively affect the success of your hair transplant.

After the operation, most patients recover completely after two weeks. The first few days may be a little painful, but the whole healing process is not that difficult. However, some people may experience side effects after the operation.

Post-Hair Transplant Process

Operation Day

After hair transplantation, the healthcare team will cover the donor area with a bandage and give you some medications. The transfer will pick you up from the hospital and take you to your hotel to rest. From this moment on, you must do what you are told to protect the transplanted hair. In order not to damage the newly transplanted grafts, you should be careful not to bump your head and not to rub the transplanted area. That's why you have to be careful while sleeping. After a hair transplantation, it is very important to use the neck pillow provided by Istanbul Vita to prevent the grafts from falling out.

Day After Hair Transplant

After hair transplantation, you should avoid heavy physical activities and should not wear a hat for at least one day. During this period, you should not do sports or go to places such as saunas and swimming pools. To achieve a more successful result, you should not smoke or use alcohol for at least a month.

2-4 Days

The grafts transplanted after a hair transplant operation may cause side effects such as crusting in the recipient area. In addition, some patients may experience swelling in the forehead area. In order not to experience this problem, care should be taken not to tilt the head down after the hair transplant operation.

If the person does not have a heavy physical job 3 days after the hair transplant operation, he can return to work.

7 days after hair transplant

The swelling that occurs rarely continues until the 7th day. Crusting continues to occur in the donor area and the recipient area. You should be careful not to touch them during washing. Crust shedding after hair transplantation is a normal process. Light touches do not cause any problems 7 days after hair transplant operation.

One week after the operation, you can take walks for daily activities and return to the way you sleep before hair transplantation.

9-11 Days

After the 10th day, you can start scraping the crusts. You can start wearing a hat on the 10th day.

14 Days After Hair Transplant

You should finish the shell cleaning process by the 14th day. After the hair transplantation, you will have finished the foam that you use for your scalp until the crusting process is over.

14 to 16 Days

Shedding begins 15 days after the hair transplant operation. Spills and shock spills may continue from the day of the operation to the 2nd month.

1 month after hair transplantation

In the 1 month after hair transplantation, you can start heavy physical activities and do sports. The negative effect of the sun's rays is no longer a problem, but you should still protect your scalp to avoid sunburn.

You can now use a hair dryer. If you want, you can shorten the receptive zones with scissors.

2 months after hair transplant

It is normal to experience shock shedding and hair loss during this period. Try not to worry about this issue. You can continue to shorten it with scissors.

3 months after hair transplant

The 3rd month and later is an important time in hair transplantation. The transplanted hair starts to grow during this period. You need to send your third-month photos to see before and after hair transplantation.

6 months after hair transplant

Up to 6 months after hair transplant operation, 50-60% of your transplanted hair will have grown. After 6 months, you can have regular haircuts.

9 months after hair transplant

After 9 months of hair transplant operation, 70% of the final results are completed. If you need a second session, you can have the second session this month.

One year and beyond

One year after hair transplantation, 90% of the final result will be completed. To see before and after hair transplantation, you need to send your 1st-year photos.

Hair Care After Hair Transplantation

Washing After Hair Transplant

To remove the crusts in the donor area from which the grafts are taken, your hair should be washed immediately after the operation. In this way, crusts and dried blood are cleaned, the risk of infection is eliminated and the healing process is accelerated.

Washing After Hair Transplant

Washing after hair transplantation is a process that needs attention. The first wash should be done by the specialist doctor and the patient should be informed about how the next washes will be. Care should be taken not to damage the newly transplanted grafts during washing after hair transplantation. After your first wash is done by your doctor, there will be no problem if you follow your doctor's instructions for other washes.

In addition, after the operation, you should use the shampoo, lotion and medicines given by Istanbul Vita regularly for two weeks. The quality of your hair transplant will increase thanks to special hair-washing materials in the post-hair transplant process.

When can i wash my hair normally after hair transplant?

You can wash your hair every day for the first month after a hair transplant operation. You should use the special lotion given to you and the shampoo after hair transplantation for two weeks after the operation. After the 15th day, the crusts will start to decrease and after that, you can start using other mild shampoos. If the crusts have not disappeared, you can continue to use the lotion and shampoo after hair transplantation until the 20th day.

What Should Be Considered?

You should not touch the grafts for the first 5 days after the operation. Use warm water while washing. After 2 weeks, you can wash in the shower with low-pressure water. One month after the operation, you can start washing your hair normally.

How should the washing process be after hair transplant?

The washing process after hair transplantation should be as follows:

STEP 1: Applying the Lotion

First, you should apply the lotion gently on your head, leave the lotion for 1 hour and then rinse it off.

In the first week after the operation, you should use the lotion only for the donor area, and in the second week, you should start using it for both the donor and the recipient area. While applying the lotion, you should pay attention to the direction of the transplanted grafts and be very gentle with the transplanted area.

STEP 2: After Hair Transplant Shampoo

After Hair Transplant Shampoo

After waiting for 1 hour and rinsing the lotion, you can apply the shampoo after hair transplantation. You can dilute the shampoo with water in a small bowl and apply it by gently massaging your scalp. Or you can lather the shampoo in your hand and apply it to your head that way. Leave the foam on for 2-3 minutes and rinse it off.

STEP 3: Rinse

Do not go directly underwater while rinsing your hair. While rinsing the shampoo, you can gently pour water into a bowl.

STEP 4: Drying

After hair transplantation, you should not dry your hair with a towel and dryer. This can damage the transplanted hair.

Which Shampoo and Hair Products Should Be Used?

After the operation, your doctor will recommend a special medical shampoo for the donor area, a special lotion, a spray to be used throughout the day, and a moisturizer. You should use these products regularly.

Bethantax Power Anti Hair Loss Pack

Bethantax Power Anti Hair Loss Pack

Using Bethantax Power Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo: After wetting your hair with Bethantax Power anti-hair loss shampoo, leave the shampoo on for 2 minutes, then rinse the covered area thoroughly. It could be used for once or twice a day post hair transplant operation.

Using Bethantax Power Ozonated Hair Repair Oil: Apply Bethantax Power Ozonated Hair Repair Oil to your scalp three times a week. Massage the oil onto your scalp until it is completely absorbed. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Recommended for use with Bethantax Power Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo.

Using Bethantax Power Vitamin: You can start using it 10 days post the hair transplant operation. Take one in the morning and in the evening on a full stomach.

How To Use Bethantax Power Ozone Repair Serum: Use your fingertips to gently massage the serum onto your scalp. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes and do not touch it. You can apply it gently to the donor area once a day immediately post operation.

Bethantax Power Serum Set (derma roller): You can start using these serums during the 1st month period post hair transplantation operation. Gently move around the derma roller over clean dried scalp area (without applying serum) for 5 minutes. Then apply a few drops of serum by massaging the scalp with your fingers. Leave the serum on the scalp for 2 days without rinsing. You can wash the hair 2 days after the application.

Mossi London Package

Mossi London Package

Using The Mossi Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo: Apply The Mossi anti-hair loss shampoo to wet hair. Leave for 2 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Use once a day or every other day immediately after application.

The Mossi London Use of Vitamins After Hair Transplantation: Start using 10 days after hair transplantation. Take one in the morning and one in the evening on a full stomach.

How to Use Mossi London Hair Repair Oil: Apply 9-10 drops of Mossi Ozonated Hair Repair Oil to your scalp three times a week. Gently massage your scalp until completely absorbed. Leave for at least 20 minutes and rinse. Use with The Mossi Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo.

Using The Mossi London Ozone Repair Serum: Use your fingertips to gently massage your scalp. Do not wash and rinse for at least 15-20 minutes. Apply once or twice a day locally to the nape area (donor area) immediately after the application.

Mossi London Pro hair Flacon Serum Set (derma roller): 1 month after hair transplantation, gently move the derma roller left and right for 5 minutes on a clean scalp (without applying serum). Then, massage 3-4 drops of serum into the scalp with your fingers so that it is completely absorbed. Leave the serum on the scalp for 2 days without rinsing. After 2 days, the hair is washed and reapplied to the clean scalp in the same way.

Shock Loss After Hair Transplant

It is common to experience shock loss after hair transplant operations. Do not worry when faced with this situation. This is a temporary side effect that can be experienced after the operation.

Shock loss after hair transplantation is the loss of natural hair in the donor area and the recipient area. Post-operative normal hair loss and shock loss are not the same things. Shedding after hair transplantation is the shedding of the transplanted hair with the emergence of new hair.

Shock loss after hair transplantation is the loss of healthy hair. Some of your existing hair and newly transplanted grafts may fall out with shock loss. The reason for this is that you have undergone a hair transplant operation, that is, the procedures applied to your scalp affect your existing hair.

In hair transplantation, the channels opened for the transplantation of grafts may cause the hair follicles to enter the resting phase and shed. In addition, it can also be caused by the doctor who performed the incision during this procedure, accidentally damaging the hair follicles. Therefore, it is necessary to be careful during this operation.

When Does Shock Loss Occur After Hair Transplantation?

Shock loss occurs between two and eight weeks after the hair transplant operation. After this process, your hair enters the resting phase, which is a normal phase of the hair growth cycle. After that, new hair will start to grow. In this process, it will be enough to be patient and pay attention to the care after hair transplantation.

When Does Hair Start to Grow Again?

About 3-4 months after the hair transplant operation, new and healthy hair begins to grow. This is because the resting and telogen phase in the hair growth cycle lasts about 100 days. When this phase is over, the anagen, that is, the active phase starts again. This is the regrowth phase of hair.

About six months after the hair transplant operation, patients notice that their new hair begins to grow, and after about 12-18 months, the hair begins to grow thicker and stronger.

We Will Accompany You During the Healing Process

The recovery process after the operation can sometimes be very uncomfortable, and in some cases, undesirable side effects may appear. The Istanbul Vita team will be with you throughout this process and will answer all your questions before and after hair transplantation. Getting the right information during this period is more important than anything else and increases the quality of hair transplantation.

Our clients’ feedbacks about the processes after hair transplantation

I was afraid that I had a hair transplant because I was working in a routine job, but I was able to continue my business life within the 1th day post operation and my hair looked like it had just been shaved. So great for employees.

I had hair transplant in January 2022, I was very scared when I experienced shock loss, because all the transplanted ones fell out. Afterwards, I was relieved when I learned that this is a normal process and that it is completely healthy.

Before I had a hair transplant, I had read a lot of the comments of people who had hair transplants in other places. I thought the process would be worse after hair transplantation, but when I followed the instructions correctly, my process went very smoothly.

I went to have a hair transplant in September 2021, the operation went very well, but a few days after the hair transplant, I started to feel very weak. I immediately contacted my consultant; they said that this is normal and that I should use vitamins regularly after hair transplantation. This situation improved when I used the given vitamins. I recommend this clinic because of its interests.

At first, I hesitated to have a hair transplant. When I reached this clinic, I was informed in detail by the medical consultant, I felt a little relieved. They took care of everything from accommodation to transportation. The day of the operation was very comfortable. One day later, a wash was done by my doctor, and he told me how to do the next washes. My hair started to grow in the 3rd month, everything is fine for now.