In 48 hours following hair transplantation, any contact with the area where the hair transplantation has been performed on must strictly be avoided. After the operation, a hat can be worn to camouflage the transplantation area. In this situation, a cap/sports hat with a hard top should be chosen and the transplantation area should remain under the empty space under the hat. The most suitable is a hat with a hard top which can’t collapse like the ones seen in African safari documentaries. If not available, golf hat with hard tops are also suitable.
1- When sleeping at night, the hair roots where the transplantation has been performed shouldn’t contact with the bed-head, quilt or pillow and shouldn’t be damaged. A hard and small pillow is suggested. You can lie back on your neck where extraction has been performed. Lying face downwards isn’t suggested for two weeks because ir raises the risk of the contact of transplantation hair with the quilt or pillow.
In addition, open front clothes such as shirts, jumpers and zippered sweaters are suggested to be worn rather than tight clothes such as t-shirt, turtleneck jumpers and undershirts. In other words, any contact with the transplantation area should be avoided; a possible contact may damage the transplanted hair root and that root may be lost.
2- Sports activities, bath-houses, steam rooms, swimming, solarium and any kind of hairdressing service are forbidden for two weeks. They can damage hair roots and raise the risk of infection.
3- After 15 days, hair can be cut with scissors except razor. After 45 days, any kind of hairdressing service can be gotten (razor shaving, dying, permanent wave and so on).
4- For two days, the transplantation hair shouldn’t be washed and contacted with water. The hair can be washed on the second day, 48 hours after the operation. Your doctor or the medical team performs this washing. The important things are to be delicate on the hair not to damage the hair roots, and not to damage the hair while washing.
5- After washing, the transplantation area should strictly not dried with a towel; a hair dryer can be used.
6- If you do sports which may cause a blow on your head (football, basketball, taekwondo, kick box, box, wrestling etc.), you should start doing these activities after 45 days.
7- If you need to go on a journey right after hair transplantation, you can travel with a simple inflatable pillow which fills in your neck to keep your head from contacting with the windows or anywhere else and keep your hair roots from getting damaged.
8- You shouldn’t take aspirin for one week after the operation. In addition, blood thinner medications such as ginseng, ginko biloba, vitamin E and herbal support treatments aren’t suggested to be taken, either. Following the hair transplantation operation, it may last 2.5-4 months for your hair to grow.
Medications such as antibiotics and painkillers that can be used after hair transplantation operation and the information about their usage should be given by the doctor who has performed the operation in person.