Hair Transplant Patient Guide

Although hair transplantation is very important for the patient guide in terms of money, it is often not regarded as important as other aesthetic operations. The most important causes of this negligence are some mistakes and important deficiencies made before hair transplantation.

All Phases Before and After Hair Transplantation For Patient

In order to achieve the desired results, we should remind you again:

Preliminary Research Before Consulting

People who decide to get hair transplantation should first research the hair transplantation centers in the market and should not decide without consulting to a few clinics. During these visits, you can come across to some clinics that make false promises to win the customer, exaggerate aspects of the organization and service which are in fact absent, charge more than necessary, and similar situations. This stage is of high importance. You should proceed by asking important questions and ensure yourself. Because serious financial, aesthetic and time issues may occur.

When Does the Scab Fall Off After Hair Transplantation?

2-3 days after the operation, your scalp is washed at the hair transplantation clinic. This wash substantially reduces the scabs. Scabs last nearly 10 days and can be overcome with the help of your doctor.

When Does the Hair Start Growing?

After the end of the hair transplantation and healing process, the transplanted hair begins growing. This corresponds to a time between 2.5 to 4 months. However, it takes approximately one year for the desired natural hair state to form. Duration of this stage depends on the hair structure, but also on environmental factors and whether or not the doctor’s post-operative recommendations are followed.

Hair Transplantation Postoperative Instructions

  • Implant Area Should Be Protected: There must be no contact to the surgical site during the first 48 hours after hair transplantation. You can wear a hat to hide the implant area. The top of the hat must be hard, not touching the implant area. The implant area should always be contactless.
  • About Sleep: When sleeping at night, the plantation area should never touch any object, such as the pillow or headboard. A small and hard pillow should be preferred to ensure this. It is okay to lie on your back, the donor area, which is generally the nape. But lying on the stomach should be avoided for two weeks.
  • Zippered or Buttoned Outerwear Should Be Preferred: Easy to wear clothes should be preferred. Tight clothing such as turtlenecks and t-shirts should be avoided for two weeks. Any impact to your hair transplant area can cause you to lose the hair follicles in that area.
  • Be Careful About Sports and Care Activities Bath, sauna, sports activities, solarium, swimming and hair cut are not allowed for two weeks. These activities can increase the risk of infection and may damage your hair follicles.
  • You Should Wait to Get a Haircut: You can cut your hair at least 15 days after the operation. But provided that it is not scratched. You can get any hairstyle you wish after 45 days.
  • Be Careful Not to Get Any Water Onto the Implant Area: Water should not touch the transplant area for 48 hours after the operation.
  • First wash should be done after 48 hours. Your doctor will do this washing. Also, you should never use towels to dry your hair. Instead, use hairdryer.
  • Be Careful With Sports Activity: If you are engaged in sports (boxing, wrestling, basketball, football, martial arts, etc.) in which you may take blows to the head area, take a break for at least 45 days.
  • Be Careful While Travelling: If you have to leave after the operation, you should use an inflatable pillow to support your nape area. You should avoid contact with windows or other surfaces of the implant area.
  • Use of Medication and Care Products: You should not take aspirin for 2 weeks after the operation. Also, it would be best to stay away from food supplements that may dilute the blood such as vitamin E, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, etc. Also, medication such as painkillers or antibiotics should only be prescribed by your doctor.


Q: What are the pre-operative preparations that patients should undertake before undergoing a hair transplant procedure?

A: Patients are advised to stop taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements two weeks prior to the surgery. They should also avoid smoking and consuming alcohol at least one week before the procedure. It is important for patients to inform their surgeon about any medical conditions, allergies, or medications they are currently taking.

Q: How long does it take to recover from a hair transplant surgery, and what steps should be taken post-surgery to ensure proper healing?

A: Recovery time varies depending on each patient’s individual case, but typically it takes around 7-10 days to return to work and resume normal activities. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise, direct sun exposure, and swimming for the first few weeks following surgery. It is also important to follow the surgeon’s instructions for scalp care and medication use to promote proper healing.

Q: What are some potential risks and complications associated with hair transplant surgery, and how can these be minimized?

A: Some potential risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, and poor aesthetic outcomes. These risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced and skilled surgeon, following pre- and post-operative instructions carefully, and disclosing any medical conditions or medications to the surgeon. In addition, patients should avoid picking at scabs or scratching the scalp during the healing process.

Q: Can hair transplant surgery be performed on patients with advanced stages of baldness or thinning hair?

A: Yes, hair transplant surgery can be a viable option for patients with advanced stages of baldness or thinning hair. However, the success of the procedure may depend on factors such as the patient’s age, health condition, and the availability of sufficient donor hair follicles for transplantation.

Q: How long does it take to see the full results of a hair transplant procedure, and how long do these results typically last?

A: The initial growth of transplanted hair can be seen within three to four months after surgery, but it may take up to a year for hair to fully mature. The results of a hair transplant are usually permanent, as the transplanted hairs are genetically resistant to balding or thinning. However, patients should continue to follow a healthy lifestyle and appropriate scalp care to maintain the overall health of their hair.

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