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Hair Transplant Aftercare: Do's and Don'ts


September 8, 2023

Hair transplant post-op aftercare is very important to ensure hair grafts settle into the scalp and thrive. To help you better understand the importance of hair transplant surgery aftercare we have gathered together our Este Turkey hair transplant surgeons’ best advice. 

What Is Hair Transplant Aftercare? 

Let’s take a moment to review what to expect after a professional hair transplant. After a hair transplant you will start to see results within 2 to 3 months, in about 5 months most clients will experience 50% of their new hair growth, and within a year, most hair transplant recipients will experience up to 100% hair growth.

Based on this timeline, scalp health and hair graft aftercare is something transplant recipients need to spend time and attention on for the most optimal long term results. 

Two highly recommended hair transplant aftercare treatments to increase the hair transplant success rate are the following: 

Recommended Aftercare For Hair Transplant 

Hair transplants already have a very high success rate — a hair transplant performed by a skilled surgeon, at a reputable hair transplant clinic, has nearly a 100% success rate

At Este Medical in Turkey, we are proud to achieve amazing hair transplant success rates for our male and female clients — because of our exceptional results, Este Medical Group won the honor of being Turkey’s #1 Hair Transplant Clinic, as well as an award for the Most Trusted Multi-Practice Clinic at the LuxLife awards.

For the most optimal results, hair transplant recipients need to follow their surgeon’s post-op aftercare advice.

Hair Transplant Aftercare Tips 

Here are the fundamental do’s and don’ts of hair transplant aftercare. 

What not to do after having a hair transplant: 

  • Don’t scratch, scrub or rub your scalp
  • Don’t go swimming immediately after a hair transplant
  • Take a break from high-impact exercise (avoid head sweat!)
  • Avoid bumping or hitting your head
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking 
  • Do not expose your scalp to direct sunlight
  • Do not dye your hair
  • Do not overstyle hair with styling products that are hard to remove
Before and After
Before and After

What you need to do after having a hair transplant surgery:

  • Follow hair surgeons advice about hair washing, special foam shampooing, and the rinsing of the scalp to remove dried scabs and dead skin
  • Sleep in elevated position using a soft pillow for 7-10 days post-surgery
  • Take doctor recommended painkillers to ease any soreness or scalp irritation
  • Stay well hydrated and eat a healthy whole foods diet 
  • Contact your surgeon if you experience any unexpected side effects 

As part of your Este Turkey hair transplant consultation, our hair loss experts will review all the pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery aftercare you will need to know about for the best outcome. At Este Medical our aftercare practices contribute to our high hair transplant success rate and our Este clients’ satisfaction. 

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Immediate Aftercare Following Hair Transplant 

Once your hair transplant is completed, you will go to your hotel room to rest and recover before your first hair wash, which is typically done at the medical clinic to ensure it is done correctly. The first hair wash is very important. 

Your first hair wash after a hair transplant is the first step in your hair graft aftercare. The first wash will gently remove any scabs and leftover surgery blood from the scalp, as well this first wash with a special shampoo will reduce the risk of any infection. 

After the first hair wash your hair transplant surgeon will advise you when to do the final post-transplant wash — this final post-op wash can happen back at home, or you can book in at another Este Medical clinic near you. 

On average, you can start washing your hair normally about 2 weeks after your hair transplant. Follow the advice of your transplant surgeon. 

Importance Of Hair Transplant Aftercare Instructions  

Aftercare of hair transplant taking time to recover will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed. Having hair grafts surgically moved from one part of your scalp to another is a significant procedure that requires medical care and advice post-treatment.

Because it can take up to a year for all the hair grafts to fully settle and grow in thick and strong, following hair transplant aftercare instructions will make all the difference. 

Aftercare instructions will help you sleep better, help you reduce transplant swelling and discomfort, and set you up for successful results!

Choose Este in Turkey For Your Hair Transplant This Year! 

Get started on restoring your hair, or growing a beard, or enhancing your eyebrows with an Este Turkey hair transplant procedure at our hair loss clinic in Istanbul. We will cover all the hair transplant do’s and don’ts, and guide you every step of the way! 

Let us arrange your flights to Turkey, your hotel in beautiful Istanbul, and organize your taxi transfers from the airport - hotel - and the Este Medical Group Turkey clinic.

Send us a message to set up a Turkey hair transplant consultation today, because the sooner you get started on your hair restoration journey to Istanbul, the sooner you will see amazing results!

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