Hair loss is inevitable for most people. In fact, about half of the population will be affected by male or female pattern baldness during their lifetimes alone. Once you include other forms of baldness, it’s easy to see how most people will experience hair loss eventually. While some of those forms of hair loss – like telogen effluvium or traction alopecia – can be temporary, the most common form of baldness is not.
Try as we might, we still have not come up with a tried-and-true way to naturally reverse baldness for everyone. One effective way to do so for qualifying candidates has been hair transplant surgery. It’s an important tool that has helped millions of people over the years restore their hair and their confidence.
But the journey doesn’t end after the procedure. It’s important that we properly take care of our hair and scalps afterward. So, what does the recovery process post-procedure entail?
What Is The Hair Transplant Recovery Process?
As with many surgical procedures, there will be some mild pain and discomfort in the days after. It is common to receive pain medication, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories to use in the coming days. You should be able to return to your day-to-day life in the coming days with little to no discomfort.
In the coming weeks – usually about two or three after the procedure – the transplanted hair will fall out. Don’t panic… that is what is supposed to happen. Your new hair will grow over the next eight months to a year.
What Are The Best Shampoos To Use After Hair Transplant?
As a rule, when you’re dealing with a sensitive scalp and hair, you should try to avoid shampoos with any harsh chemicals that could potentially cause inflammation or other side effects that could damage your scalp. Baby shampoo is commonly recommended while the scalp is healing.
With that said, shampoos containing medicines such as minoxidil (the key ingredient in Rogaine) or finasteride (the key ingredient in Propecia) could help stimulate hair growth post-surgery.
What Are The Best Lotions For After Hair Transplant?
There are some lotion products that can potentially help ease the discomfort and help in the healing of your scalp. Products containing aloe vera to the donor region – the part of the scalp that the transplanted hair was harvested from – can help reduce itchiness and irritation. With that in mind, always make sure you’ve been advised by your hair restoration specialist before using shampoos or lotions post-surgery.
RHRLI Can Help Restore Your Hair And Provide Guidance For Your Aftercare
For many, hair transplant surgery can seem daunting… no matter how much we may desire a fuller head of hair. Thankfully RHRLI has the experience and proven track record to help restore your hair through the use of the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System to perform an FUE hair transplant procedure that is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. Contact us today for a free consultation. Start your journey towards restoring your hair and keeping it healthy and strong for years to come.