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How To Hair Transplant Quick Recovery?

How To Hair Transplant Quick Recovery?

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Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure associated with removing follicles from the donor area or hair bank and transplanting them to the recipient area. The donor area means the back and sides of the head, which have good hair density, and the hair in these areas, compared to Hair loss and hormonal changes, are resistant, and the donor area is the hairless area. 

An essential thing about hair transplantation is that people who want this procedure must have a suitable hair bank to achieve ideal and natural results.

All people who suffer from hair loss or thinning hair and are eligible for hair transplantation can benefit from the permanent benefits of this method, such as improved appearance and increased self-confidence. 

A hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure that has impressive results. Usually, three to four weeks after a hair transplant, we will see hair loss, but after three to four months, the hair will grow again, and the final results will be visible nine months to one year after the surgery.

Related: “Home Remedies For Hair Fall And Regrowth

Donor area in hair transplant

Points to consider before hair transplantation

People who want to do hair transplantation should keep a series of things and tips in mind. Including:

The most important and the first thing you should do is consult your doctor to see if you need a hair transplant. Many applicants may have hair loss for reasons other than hereditary so drug therapy can solve their problem. 

After confirming the hereditary nature of hair loss and the need for hair transplantation, you should pay attention to other things, including the appropriate age for that, usually for people over 23 years old. Also, research the types of its methods and find a reliable and experienced clinic for this work. As mentioned earlier. 

The best method currently is the SUT method, which has many advantages.

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Most importantly, a person should have reasonable and realistic expectations of the implantation results. For example, it should be considered that if a person has sparse hair, they should not expect thick hair after transplantation, and people with thicker hair will have better results.

Thick gray or light hair results better than thin and darker hair.

Hair may take nine months or more to grow in the donor area.

Smokers are more likely to have complications after implantation. If you are 100% going to do this procedure, you should quit smoking a few weeks before.

It may be necessary to continue taking medications that help stop hair loss after implantation.

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Recommendations after hair transplantation

Here are some practical suggestions for quick recovery:

  • Preventing swelling: the first step in quick recovery is preventing the swelling. To prevent swelling in the forehead area, put an ice compress on it the first night after planting. Do not do this if you have sinusitis. To do this correctly, you can do this every hour for 20 minutes. You should keep the ice on your forehead for 1 minute each time.
  • Rest and how to sleep after hair transplant: We advise you to rest entirely the day after a hair transplant. To sleep correctly, place two pillows under your head so that the head has an angle of 30 degrees. Preferably, sleep with the chest and stomach facing up. 

If you cannot sleep in this position, sleep on your right or left side. Note that enough sleep is essential to quick recovery and hair growth.

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  • How to open the dressing: It is better to leave the opening to the Clinic. If you do not have the conditions to stay open the dressing, follow the instructions. First, remove the lace hat on your head called Serji Fix. Then, cut the area between the transplanted and harvested hairs from the side of the ear and gently remove the bandage from the harvested area.

For the planting area, remove the upper layers slowly, pour a lot of water on the lower layers attached to the planting area, and wait until the dressing is thoroughly wet. After about 15 minutes, gently remove the dressing from the implanted area.

  • Nutrition after hair transplantation: it is recommended to take vitamins in the morning after hair transplantation during breakfast; Include liquids and fruits with vitamin C, such as pineapple and oranges, in your diet for quick recovery.
  • Medicines after hair transplant: if prescribed by the doctor, take cephalexin every 6 hours and take zinc tablets continuously.
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  • Head washing, smoking, and exercise: After opening the bandage for three days after Hair Transplant, spray the mentioned areas with a unique spray Hair Transplant; it is better to do this every few hours. It is not necessary to do this while sleeping.

After opening the head dressing with a sponge soaked in foam suitable for hair transplant shampoo, tap vertically two times a day. This blow should not press the sponge on the head. Remember that this washing should not be in massage or circular movements, and rinsing should not be done by a direct shower. 

Doing this twice daily for two weeks is recommended until the scabs fall entirely off. During this time, moisturize the area of the transplanted hair with regular water several times daily.

From the third week after planting, you can wash once a day. You can even stretch your hand (in one direction only) over your head. To do this, gently pull the palms of your fingers on your scalp in one direction and let the resulting scabs fall off by themselves. So that no more scabs remain, the remaining scabs may cause infection after planting. you could not touch them with your nail. Doing this would be useful in reducing inflation and speeding up recovery time.

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  • Smoking: As explained in the recommendations section before hair transplantation, smoking, and hookah are prohibited for three weeks after hair transplantation.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages: consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited until one week after planting; Because it causes a change in the normal process of blood circulation, it also reduces the effect of anesthetic drugs.

  • Exercise: Avoid professional sports and heavy sports, such as swimming, wrestling, climbing, etc., for one month after hair transplant.
  • Hair care: Avoid straightening, curling, and hair dryers. After a month, you can comb your hair in one direction only.
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  • Hair dyeing: If you need to dye your hair, do it from the sixth month onwards.
  • Shampoo: Use the prescribed shampoo for washing up to one month after planting. After that, you can consult your doctor to use the right shampoo for your scalp.

Hair loss after implantation: from one week to one month after implantation, the implanted hair will begin to fall out but do not worry, this process is entirely normal, and after the mentioned period, the shed hair will start growing again, and the redness of the implanted area will disappear. 

However, in some people, shedding may continue until the beginning of the sixth month. However, contact your doctor if you lose hair after the sixth month.

Head numbness after a hair transplant may last until the beginning of the sixth month. In the first months, if you have numbness in the implanted area, there is nothing to worry about.

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Hair transplant methods

Various methods are available, and the doctor, based on the examinations and examinations he conducts in the consultation sessions, concludes which method is more suitable according to your conditions and the most beautiful and ideal results.

Almost all methods are performed with minimal invasiveness, and the possibility of complications is very low. 

The general nature of the methods is similar in that it involves harvesting healthy follicles from the donor area and their transplantation in the recipient area. However, the main difference is in the method and technique of graft harvesting.

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Different types of hair transplant methods include the following:

  • FUT hair transplant
  • Hair transplant by FIT method
  • Hair transplant by SUT method
  • Hair transplant by micrograft method
  • Hair transplant by Micro FIT method
  • Combined hair transplant
  • Super combined hair transplant
  • BHT hair transplant
  • Super FUE hair transplant
  • DHI hair transplant
  • Sapphire FUE hair transplant
  • Hair transplant with ARTAS device
  • Hair transplant by neo-graft method

 

Conclusion

Although a hair transplant can restore your beauty and attractiveness, don’t think that it is over after the surgery! Rather, hair complications are common and by knowing them and care methods, you can have a quick recovery. Post-hair transplant care is as vital as the surgery itself and can significantly affect its success rate.

Hair and scalp care includes feeding, washing, and resting, and you can gradually reduce its level in the weeks after the operation. Hair care is very important especially in the first week and month to speed up the recovery. In this article on Drhealthandbeauty, we tried to comprehensively introduce and describe the types of care after hair transplantation.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,

Neurosurgeon

  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.

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Education:

  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993

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Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.

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Lectures:

  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.