Washing process after hair transplantation

The success rate of hair transplantation performed by experts in the field, with the most suitable technique for the individual and with new technology devices, is quite high. However, this success is closely related to the issues to be considered after the operation as well as the hair transplant operation. In order for the transplanted grafts to adhere and settle in a healthy manner during hair transplantation, it is of great importance that the warnings made by the physician who performed the procedure regarding the issues to be considered in the post-transplantation period are carefully applied.
One of the most important and curious points in this regard is the first wash after hair transplantation.

When should the first wash be done after hair transplantation?

When the first wash can be done after hair transplantation differs according to the technique of hair transplantation. The two most commonly used hair transplant techniques are DHI and FUE techniques. In hair transplantation performed with DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) technique, the crusting of the scalp is less and therefore the first wash can be performed one day after transplantation. In transplantations performed with the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, there is a large number of micro-scabbing, since channels are opened according to the number of grafts. For this reason, 3 or 4 days after sowing should be waited for the first washing.
The newly planted areas are very sensitive and in order for the planting to be successful, it is useful to have the first washing done by professionals in the clinical environment. After the first wash, the physician is informed about the things to be considered in the next wash and the next process.

How to Wash After Hair Transplantation?

Under normal conditions, the hair washing process is carried out by shampooing the hair and rubbing the scalp with the help of fingers and foaming the hair. However, since this application will damage the grafts after hair transplantation, the first wash should be performed very sensitively in people who have hair transplantation. The aim of the hair washes to be carried out after the transplantation is to clean the healed crusts without damaging the grafts and to allow the skin to breathe.

In the washing process, which is usually made by making an appointment in the clinic where the transplantation is made, the head is washed as gently as possible, without any rubbing or stroking. Then, a cream that helps to regenerate the skin and soften the crusts is applied very sensitively to the scalp by the person doing the washing. The cream should stay on the scalp for 45 minutes to 1 hour. In the winter season, the towel is dried by simply touching it and pulling it without running it over the skin. In the summer season, it is healthier for the head to dry naturally.

Why is Washing After Hair Transplantation Important?

In hair transplantation, good adhesion of the grafts and the realization of epithelialization are as important as the success of the operation. In this process, one of the most important issues besides practices such as not lifting heavy and paying attention to sleeping positions is hair washing.
With an incorrect hair washing process, the grafts can be separated from the tissues they are attached to. In such a case, successful transplantation will not be possible for the damaged grafts. For this reason, it is very important to wash hair correctly after hair transplantation, especially to have the first wash in the center where the transplantation is made.

Things to Consider in the First Washing

The 48-hour period following the hair transplantation process is of great importance for the successful attachment of the transplanted grafts and the formation of healthy hair follicles by the transplanted grafts. For this reason, the water used during the first wash with the techniques described above should be warm and without pressure. No rubbing, filing or scratching should be done. While the transplanted areas are treated very sensitively, no special application is required to the donor area and can be washed naturally. After the first wash is completed, the hair can be washed carefully at home in line with the doctor’s recommendations.

In each wash, just like the wash done in the clinic, cream should be applied to the scalp and left for 1 hour. Then, with the help of shampoo or baby shampoo recommended by the doctor, the hair should be washed gently by using circular movements. After the fifth day, the sensitivity in washing can be slightly reduced. The reason for this is that the crusts are completely cleaned and the skin can breathe. On the 8th-9th days, the washing hardness can be increased a little more and by the tenth day, it is expected that all the crusts will be cleaned. In this process, there is no problem in washing hair frequently, and it also provides an advantage in terms of softening and cleaning the crusts as soon as possible.

In order to get answers to all your questions about the hair transplant washing process, to learn about hair transplant methods and to make an appointment for this procedure, you can contact Healdone and contact physicians who are experts in their fields.

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