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Top Hair Transplant Aftercare Tips for Optimal Results


May 28, 2024

So, you’ve just had a hair transplant or you’re considering one as a way to restore a full head of thick and healthy hair. But the procedure is only the beginning.  

Here at Este Medical, our hair specialists recognize just how important proper aftercare is for managing hair transplant recovery and stimulating the best possible results from the procedure.

This blog will explore the importance of hair transplant aftercare, essential tips for post-operative care, and Este Medical's groundbreaking aftercare treatments, to help you not only achieve, but surpass your hair goals!

Why the Aftercare Is Just as Important as the Procedure  

The days and weeks following your hair transplant are critical for securing the transplanted follicles into the scalp, promoting healing of the hair and preventing infection. By ensuring the newly implanted hair grafts take root and begin to thrive, the correct aftercare for hair transplants (which includes a specialized first and third wash) creates the optimal environment for new hair to grow.  

Ensuring the newly implanted hair grafts take root and begin to thrive requires proper aftercare. This includes specialized washing routines, such as a first wash soon after the transplant and a third wash a few days later, to create the optimal environment for new hair growth.

Check out our videos below to find out what to expect from Este Medical’s specialized first and third hair washes after a hair transplant.  

Essential Post-Operative Care for Hair Transplant  

Here are our expert hair transplant recovery tips to stimulate optimal results from the procedure:  

1. Stay hydrated!  

Drinking plenty of water is essential before and after your surgery, as staying well-hydrated supports the healing process and overall recovery. This makes it an important – and easy – component of your aftercare routine.  

2. Sleep right  

After a hair transplant, it’s crucial to sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling. Your head should also be supported by pillows on either side to prevent rolling. Try to sleep on your back, as sleeping on your stomach or side can put pressure on transplanted areas and potentially disrupt the grafts.  

3. Don’t drive for at least 24 hours

If you’ve had sedation for your hair transplant procedure, avoid driving for at least 24 hours. At our Turkey hair loss clinic, we’ll take care of all the transport for you, including airport-hotel taxi transfers and transfers between our clinic and your hotel.  

4. Avoid exercise  

To aid proper recovery, avoid any exercise or strenuous activities that could elevate your heart rate and blood pressure. Limit exercise to a brisk walk and light stretching during the hair transplant aftercare period.  

5. Abstain from alcohol

Alcohol consumption can dehydrate you and raise your blood pressure, which is counterproductive to the healing process. We strongly recommend avoiding alcohol for several days post-surgery to facilitate a smoother recovery.

6. Avoid headwear  

During the initial recovery phase, avoid wearing any hats or headgear that might rub against or stress the transplanted area. This will ensure the new implants remain undisturbed and can settle properly.

7. Keep away from the sun  

Direct sun exposure can be detrimental to your healing scalp. Avoid spending time in the sun to protect your newly transplanted hair and sensitive skin.

Need more information? Get in touch with our experts today for personalized hair transplant aftercare advice.  

Este Medical’s Hair Transplant Aftercare Treatments

The Este Medical Group aftercare support is truly second to none. Alongside your procedure, our aftercare for hair transplants includes a range of advanced treatments designed to accelerate healing and promote hair density. These aftercare treatments are subject to your consultation and may include:

Laser Hair Regrowth Therapy

Our Laser Hair Regrowth Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates hair follicles, increases blood flow, and promotes hair regrowth. This therapy is particularly effective in reducing inflammation and ensuring that the transplanted hair follicles receive the nutrients and oxygen they need to thrive.

PRP & PRF Hair Regrowth Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy leverage your body’s own regenerative properties to stimulate hair follicles and encourage growth. These treatments offer a completely natural solution to hair follicle stimulation, offering an advanced option for hair regrowth.  


Mesotherapy delivers a combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the scalp to nourish hair follicles and improve hair density. This treatment can be an excellent addition to your post-transplant care routine.

Stem Cells Therapy  

This revolutionary treatment utilizes the regenerative power of stem cells to enhance hair growth and improve the overall health of your scalp. Stem cells can differentiate into various cell types and repair damaged tissue, boost the natural healing process, and promote regeneration of hair follicles.  

Watch Abdi’s hair transplant aftercare experience with our powerful PRF and Laser Hair Regrowth Therapy.  

Hair Transplant Aftercare Is Your Key to a Successful Surgery

The far-reaching benefits of the proper hair transplant aftercare should never be understated. By following these guidelines in this blog and taking advantage of the expert aftercare treatments available here at Este Medical Group, you can ensure your hair transplant is a success.

With our expertise and unmatched customer care, you can achieve the best possible results and enjoy the full benefits of your hair transplant for years and years to come!

For personalized aftercare guidance and support, don’t hesitate to contact us today.  

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