Hair transplants are a popular procedure for mainly men who are experiencing hair loss. Women can also undergo the operation but it is more common for men. After the operation, there will most likely be some scars left on your scalp and you will have a sore head for a few days after. The fact your hair transplant will most likely last for life makes the procedure completely worth it. It is very common to go abroad for a hair transplant and most patients get their hair transplant in Istanbul, due to the cheap costs and well-qualified surgeons.
How bad will scaring be?
After a hair transplant, you can definitely expect scarring and this isn’t very likely to go away, unfortunately, however, when you have your new hair this will usually cover it. Scaring can unlikely be avoided as the procedure requires going into your scalp and hair follicles.
What to expect after the operation
You can expect some swelling after the operation and some patients report bruising around their eyes. A few weeks after the operation you might experience some hair falling out, this is completely normal and just means your scalp is making way for the new fresh hair to grow. Just make sure you follow all the aftercare instructions from your surgeon so you can avoid any type of infection.
What aftercare is usually recommended by the surgeon?
There are some important rituals you will need to practice after the procedure, these include keeping your scalp clean but definitely not scrubbing it. You will need to wait a few days before washing your hair after the operation and try not to sleep on it. It is usually 48 hours after the operation when you can wash your hair very gently, it will be the third day after treatment. Avoid using a power shower or anything that will blast down harshly on your scalp. It is crucial to avoid infection after the operation so you will likely be prescribed antibiotics and sometimes surgeons give you pain relief as well.
Why am I losing hair in the first place?
There are a few different reasons for losing hair, these can be stress and hormone-related or heredity. Both women and men can suffer from hair loss and you never know when it might creep up on you, research shows it is more likely in men than women. It’s more likely you will experience hair loss when you’re older rather than younger but there are some young people that experience it too. Some medical conditions result in hair loss and also medications for certain illnesses can cause it as well.
How to prevent hair loss
To prevent hair loss you will need to combat the factors that cause it, for example introducing some exercises into your routine to prevent stress. You can also prevent stress by practicing meditation, getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet. Once you start to see your hair falling out you should take action to put this to a halt.
Being mindful of the shampoo and conditioner you use is also important, make sure there aren’t too many chemicals in them. Some people wash their hair far too often as well, it shouldn’t be washed everyday but every few days. Washing too much can lead to a dry scalp and hair might fall out because of this, you need to let the natural oils reach your hair.
Now you know you will be likely to get some scars after your hair transplant but they will commonly be covered up by your new hair, you can make your decision about booking the procedure. We hope you love your new hair and can recommend hair transplants to friends and family who might benefit from it in the future.