Significance of Washing the Scalp after a Hair Transplant

Dec 13, 2016 | By Dr. Sangay Bhutia (Hair Transplant Specialist in Delhi)

washing scalp after Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is now very popular among every age group suffering from hair loss problems. Being a surgical procedure, you are always advised to follow certain instructions before and after the hair transplant for obtaining desired results. The instructions may vary from clinic to clinic or depending upon the hair transplant procedure to be followed.

Hair transplant procedure involves extracting the hair follicles from donor area and transplanting them to the bald area. After the hair transplant, you will be advised to not wash your hairs for at least few hours following the treatment. But you can have the shower very next day with the water flowing gently over the area where hair follicle has been transplanted. The main reason of washing the hairs the very next day after the procedure is to remove the scabs and dried blood. Thus the healing may take place at much faster rate and reducing the chances of infection on to the scalp. Allow the hair to dry once washed thoroughly.

During first 10 to 14 days, one should avoid rubbing, picking or scratching the transplanted area so as to give some time to the grafts to take up & get fixed properly. One should wash the hair by gently pouring water on the scalp twice a day and may use baby shampoo every 2 days.

You may also feel some itchiness at the donor area. Avoid picking up the scabs while they are dry.

After 10-14 days, you can wash your hairs on regular basis using mild or baby shampoo and can gently rub the area also, so that the scabs get removed slowly and completely and thus ensuring normal hair growth.

New hair growth will start after 2 to 3 months of the procedure. Hope all the information mentioned above will be helpful to get the desired result after the hair transplant surgery. In case of any question arise that may not answered above, feel free to reach us via email or call at 9891038822 and we will be glad to answer all your queries.

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