Getting a hair transplant is a big decision and not one you should take lightly - if you have constantly lost hair, you should first talk to a qualified professional. After a thorough examination, the doctor should be able to tell you whether you are a good enough candidate for a hair transplant or not. It is interesting to note that simply because you lose hair, you are not necessarily a candidate for a transplant - for a transplant, you must have clear donor and recipient areas. In addition, and more importantly, your hair loss must have stabilized, because if you are still losing hair, there is no point in the transplant as your hair continues to fall out.

Let’s say you are ticked off as a suitable candidate for a transplant and your procedure is performed without a mistake, there are still many things that can go wrong - there are still many things that can make your hair not grow as you expected it would send a transplant. There are some important tips that you need to keep in mind if you want your hair growth to be really good after a transplant. By keeping in mind these tips for better growth care, you can not only make sure you have good hair, but you can also make sure that your transplant 'sticks'.

Here are some things to keep in mind as well as the days following the transplant:

Even before your procedure is started, you will receive a list of doses and donts, and it is imperative to keep all of these in mind for the hours and days that follow the procedure. In most clinics you get a printed version of all these instructions because the chances of people forgetting these instructions are generally high.
As soon as your procedure is over, you need someone to take you home where you need to get as much rest as possible until the next morning. It is best that you do not drive yourself because your anesthesia or anesthesia may not be worn properly. For at least the first three nights, sleep with your head slightly elevated, as this will help keep the swelling at bay.
For the next few weeks, you will be asked to stay away from alcohol as well as smoking, and it is imperative that you do the same. You will also be asked to avoid medications that contain aspirin because this is blood thinning and consuming it can lead to healing problems. It is imperative that you tell your transplant surgeon about any medications you may be taking regularly, because if you are using medications, you may be asked to avoid them for a few days. Alternatively, the surgeon could prescribe you some other medicine that you could take until the time the effects of the transplant have subsided.
In case of bleeding, which is one of the common side effects after hair transplantation, simply apply gentle and steady pressure until the bleeding stops. In most cases, the bleeding should stop in a few minutes, but if it does not, contact your transplant surgeon immediately.
Be sure to use the sterile solution that you would have received or prescribed. The solution helps keep the transplants clean and hydrated, something crucial for the transplants to stay healthy and lead to better hair growth in the future. If you have been prescribed any ointments, use them too religiously.
Although you will need to avoid strenuous work and exercise for at least a week, you should be able to return to your normal routine within a day or two. But every time you step out, be sure to keep your transplants protected because dirt and contamination can damage the new implants and cause them to fall out. Dirt can also cause infection, which can spell trouble.
Do not touch the donor area unnecessarily, and if you do touch it, first wash your hands with soap or disinfectant. The day after the surgery, you will be asked to wash your hair, but you need to be very careful while doing so. Let e.g. Do not water the grafts directly, as this may lead to detachment. Use a water cup to gently pour water over the scalp, using only your fingertips to wash the area around the grafts.
Your transplant surgeon will tell you how many days you need to avoid hair design products and tools and you need to make sure you remember the same. You will be asked to avoid hot styling tools for approx. 15 days and hair products such as hair spray and gels for approx. 10 days.

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Even before your procedure is started, you will receive a list of doses and donts, and it is imperative to keep all of these in mind for the hours and days that follow the procedure.