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Recovery Process After Hair Transplant

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.

Frequently 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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About the Author: Dr. Rasime Erkan
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Rasime Erkan, who has the title of specialist doctor in dermatology, was born in Kayseri. Coming to Istanbul at the age of 2, Dr. Rasime Erkan completed her education here and continued her studies. In 1981, Dr. Rasime Erkan graduated from Istanbul Medical Faculty and started her professional career in a private hospital in Istanbul. In the following years, she completed her specialization in the Department of Dermatology at Istanbul Medical Faculty and continued her career success by completing the “Specialization” exam in 1988. Dr. Rasime Erkan worked as the “Chief Physician” of the hospital in 1992 while continuing her duty in a private hospital. She continued her career as Chief Physician and Dermatologist and after her retirement, she established Lazermed Beauty Center and started working in her own clinic. Dr. Rasime Erkan is currently a dermatologist at Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic and continues her valuable work in our hair transplant clinic with her experience and knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological diseases.
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