Important notes after a hair transplant
The grafts are particularly sensitive during the first 10 days. Itching is a completely normal reaction of the scalp. Please avoid scratching.
Washing the hair
When washing, set the shower head to running water. Carefully dab (do not rub) using baby shampoo.
Contact with the hair
When sleeping and changing clothes, avoid contact with the reception area.
The first night
Sleep on the right or left side so that the grafts do not come into contact with the pillow. In the first two weeks, you should not sleep on your stomach. Sleeping on the back will not be possible in the first few days due to pressure pain. However, this decreases significantly from day to day.
The first day
If you remove the bandage at home in the morning, you should note the following: When the last layer is removed, bleeding can occur in the donor area at the back of the head. You should then press the compresses inside the bandage for approximately two minutes to the bleeding site. The bleeding will stop. After approx. 20 minutes the nursing should be started.
Nursing the donor area
During the first five days, the donor area at the back should be thoroughly washed in the morning and evening with a mild baby shampoo and dabbed with a soft towel. This is important in order to promote wound healing under hygienic conditions.
Nursing the reception area
During the first three days, use the given spray bottle to vigorously spray the transplanted area every two hours during the day with tap water, as was done during the procedure, in order to reduce the formation of crusts. This area should be gently dried with a very soft towel.
Between the fourth and seventh day you should spray the reception area with “Bepanthen cooling foam spray” in the morning 30 minutes before washing the head.
Then, as usual, wash the back of the head and moisten the reception area with running water. Then dab the reception area with baby shampoo and then rinse out again.
After the seventh day no Bepanthen application is necessary. Rinse the area with the baby’s shampoo.
In the first three days
Excessive head tilting should be avoided, because the saline solution under the skin can squeeze the grafts.
Swelling in the forehead area
In the first few days after removal of the bandage, the saline solution migrates from the forehead to the nasal crest and the eye area due to gravity. It is absorbed by the surrounding tissue in five to seven days.
The better the care, the faster the healing of the wound and the faster the recovery of the redness in the donor and reception area.
Due to excessive sweating in the first two weeks, avoid sports for hygienic reasons.
Between second and fourth week
Light sports activities are possible. Harmless after the fourth week.
It is important that you have a check-up after one week so that wound healing can be assessed and any questions discussed.
Between the fourth and sixth month as well as after one year, you should have a check-up date in our surgery.
Growth of “new” hair
Between the second and sixth week, the newly transplanted hairs fall off. The roots, however, remain under the skin and start with the growth of “new” hair between the third and eighth month (from the day of surgery). The end result can be seen after twelve months. The “new” hair grow at the beginning very thin and become thicker with increasing length, which is very visible.
This product increases the blood circulation and stimulates the regeneration of the hair roots. We recommend using Regaine from the second month for approximately one year. You can then decide for yourself whether or not it benefits you to continue using it. Regaine is available without prescription.
We recommend that you avoid direct sunlight during the first three weeks. Solarium and swimming are possible after one month.