Does a hair transplant surgery hurt?

My dear, a hair transplant surgery isn’t painful because a local anesthesia is administered before the surgery is performed. You may experience a slight discomfort during the procedure since we are all different, but many patients spend their time reading a novel, listening to music or watching videos as the doctor extracts and implants the grafts.

Proper and just the required amount of anesthesia is administered as per the surgeon’s evaluation during the consultation. Some patients have a very sensitive scalp and that is why they may feel pain or experience increased discomfort.

Does the transplanted hair fall out?

This question depends on what you term as transplanted hair because some patients refer to transplanted hair as “the extracted and implanted grafts” while others call transplanted hair “the hair that grows back after 8 or 9 months”.

Well, the fact is that the initially implanted hair during the surgery will fall out within the first month. You will experience scabbing, and itching as the hair falls, but it will leave roots that facilitate the growth of permanent hair.

The new hair won’t fall out in case proper care is done.

How Long does a hair transplant surgery take?

A hair transplant surgery is likely to take more hours when your bald level falls in (level 4, level 5, level 6 or level 7). With minor hair loss or a small bald patch, the procedure may last for only 4 to 6 hours, this includes extracting and implanting the follicular units of hair.

In the case of other procedures like body hair transplant (to acquire more grafts) or a Giga session is to be performed, the surgeon at Profile may plan for other settings to carefully extract or implant the hair follicles.

What are the precautions after the procedure of hair transplant?

The below tips are combined to provide a general overview of the right precautions after a hair transplantation procedure.

  • First and foremost, any surgery requires proper time and attention once it is performed.
  • Take the prescribed antibiotics as recommended
  • Avoid engaging in vigorous physical exercises as they may cause further damage to the scalp
  • Sleep while your head is elevated on pillows
  • On the second day after the surgery, simply pour clean water over the transplanted region; avoid scrubbing, using strong shampoos or soaps
  • Avoid smoking and alcoholic beverages
  • Use clean sheets and pillowcases to avoid dirt and germs entering into the scalp
  • Avoid stress and anxiety
  • Eat a balanced diet regularly
  • Avoid long journeys that may cause sweating to the scalp

How to do the Shampoo?

It is important to note that the surgeon provides the after surgery care as he may observe necessary.

  • Using a shampoo after a hair transplant on that very day isn’t recommended. Therefore, don’t pour water or shampoo on the scalp
  • An antiseptic or a baby shampoo is recommended and simply get a cup of clean water and pour a given amount of shampoo and mix together
  • Gently pour the mixed water on the entire scalp, beginning from the crown region
  • Massage gently and after, rinse with clean water
  • Don’t use a power pressure in the first days of a hair transplant
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