Recovery Process After Hair Transplant

Opening the Donor Area and Bandages after Hair Transplant
Healing of the Donor Area

How to Understand Recovery After Treatment?
15-30 days after hair transplant
1-2 Months After Hair Transplant
3-6 Months After Hair Transplant
6-10 Months After Hair Transplant
1 Year After Hair Transplant


Hair transplant operation is a form of treatment that takes place by adding follicles taken from the back and side parts of the skull, which we call the donor area, to the balding part. The first 15-20 days after the procedure are very critical. It is one of the treatments that should be acted meticulously for the recovery period.

Opening the Donor Area and Bandages after Hair Transplant

Many issues to be considered after hair transplantation are related to hygiene. It is important to use shampoo and lotion to maintain the cleanliness of the donor area. However, patients are advised not to remove the bandage in the first 48 hours. After washing, sweating may lead the person to contact with the head. For this reason, the bandage is not worn again because of the damage it may cause to the donor area. It is also not healthy to use the bandage more than necessary.

Healing of the Donor Area

The donor area heals within 3-5 days without the influence of any external factor. After the hair transplant process, shock spillage starts within the first 3o days. This is an indication that the process is successful. After the shock shedding, the hair falls out within a month. This is also natural. It takes 8-10 months and sometimes 1 year to get full results from recovery and treatment. In order for the post-operation period to be successful, that is, for the donor area to heal, the person should act completely under the doctor’s control, from the shampoo to the vitamins to be used. The transplanted area should not come into contact with hands, water, etc. In case of any swelling, redness and oedema above the normal level, a physician should be consulted.

How to Understand Recovery After Treatment?
15-30 days after hair transplant

During this time, the transplanted hair will fall out. This is called shock shedding. It is quite normal. This process takes about 2 weeks. While shock shedding occurs, in order to nourish the hair follicle through the blood, patients should consume plenty of fluids to nourish the hair follicle through the blood;

  • Consume plenty of fluids
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol use
  • Healthy and regular nutrition
  • Avoiding movements that will sweat and strain the body
  • It should avoid exposure to sunlight.

1-2 Months After Hair Transplant

In the 1-2 month period after hair transplant, it can be expected that hair tends to be thin and curly. However, this situation may vary from person to person. It can take an average of 3-4 months. Although the new hair grows thin at first, it thickens over time. It is also the time period when the donor area heals.

3-6 Months After Hair Transplant

Hair strands start to thicken within 3-6 months after hair transplant. The donor area is completely healed.

6-10 Months After Hair Transplant

Between 6-10 months is the period when patients notice the change visibly. Hair reaches its full consistency. The density of the hair reaches 50%. Hair brush can be used, cut and shaved. However, it is still necessary to protect the hair from extremely hot and cold conditions.

sac ekimi bf af 4Frequently Asked Questions on the Subject;

1. How long after hair transplant can I wear a hat?

You can wear a hat after the 5th day on average. However, as with everything that comes into contact with the transplanted area, it is important that the hat is clean.

2. How Many Days Should I Not Sweat After Hair Transplant?

You should take care not to sweat for about 10 days after transplant. Sweating of the transplanted area may cause itching. This may cause the patient to contact the head and damage the hair transplanted area. In addition, it is also important not to sweat in order to ensure the necessary hygiene.

3. Will my transplanted hair grow curly?

Since the transplanted hair is taken from the patient’s own hair follicle, there is no change in the structure and genetics of the hair. If the patient’s own hair is curly, the hair will also be curly.

4. How long after the hair transplant can I wear a sweater T-shirt?

Clothes worn over the upper part of the body can be worn 2 weeks after treatment to prevent damage to the follicles. In addition, you should not choose thick clothes that will make you sweat.

5. Can I Blow Dry My Transplanted Hair?

As experts at Hair Center of Turkey, we recommend that products such as tongs and straighteners used especially by women should be used only 6 months after the treatment. The high heat emitted by such products can damage the transplanted area.

6. How many times a day can I wash my hair?

On the 3rd or 4th day after the operation, the washing process is performed by the specialist doctor. Afterwards, you can wash your hair once a day, 2-3 times a week with the shampoos and lotions specified by your doctor.

7. How long after hair transplant can I touch my grafts?

The bandage is removed 2 or 5 days after hair transplant. But this is not a sign of complete recovery. It requires a long process for the grafts to hold where they are transplanted. Therefore, you should not touch the grafts in order for the grafts to hold in the transplanted area, not to be damaged, in short, not to interrupt the treatment.

8. Which foods are good for my transplanted hair?

Consuming nuts such as almonds and walnuts, which are strong in zinc and omega, will nourish your hair through blood and make it grow healthier. In order for the transplanted area to heal quickly and healthily, you should consume zinc-heavy foods (red meat, spinach, pumpkin, garlic, etc.).

9. Do I need to have PRP after hair transplant?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a procedure performed not only after hair transplant, but also for sparse hair or hair that has lost its vitality in order to strengthen the hair. It is recommended to have PRP after treatment in order for the new hair to grow healthier and lush. It is not a compulsory condition related to treatment. Hair Center of Turkey offers its patients one session of free PRP service after treatment.

10. Will my grafts bleed after the operation?

Falling of the grafts is an event that may occur 3-4 days after the operation. A small degree of bleeding can be seen.

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Is hair transplantation a risky procedure?2023-02-09T16:29:34+03:00

If it is done by experts in the field of hair transplantation and in an appropriate clinical environment, it contains minimum risk.

Is there any preventive conditions for hair transplantation?2023-02-09T16:29:52+03:00

Some health cases can prevent the process of hair transplantation. The patient’s past health and used medications should be told as complete to the doctor. In such cases, different treatments may be considered.

Will it be obvious that I had a hair transplant?2023-03-29T16:30:22+03:00

If your transplantation is done as fit on the procedure and a specialist at hair transplantation, the result will extremely be natural.

How Should I Sleep after the hair transplantation?2023-02-09T16:30:21+03:00

You should not lay down on the transplanted area the first week after the transplantation.

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