Don’t do the following after hair transplant surgery:
1. Don’t take Advil, Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications until your surgeon clears you. They can increase unwanted bruising and bleeding.
2. Don’t consume alcohol for a week before and after your procedure, and if you’re taking any narcotic pain medication.
3. Don’t smoke for at least two weeks before and after the procedure. Nicotine restricts blood flow, and you’ll want an abundant supply to help grafts take and establish themselves quickly.
4. Don’t bend over or lift anything heavy as this increases blood pressure in your scalp.
5. Don’t apply ice directly onto treatment areas, either the donor site or recipient zone.
6. Don’t pick at scabs or rub at your scalp. Formation of tiny scabs is a normal part of healing and scratching at them can disturb the delicate healing process of grafts underneath. They will eventually fall off on their own between 7-14 days.
7. Don’t expose your head to direct sunlight for the first two weeks after surgery. Once entirely healed, you can apply sunblock. For this reason, you may want to wait to plan a beach vacation after a hair transplant.
8. Don’t exercise for at least one week after surgery. Your doctor will tell you when it’s safe to resume aerobic activity.
9. Don’t dye your hair for a month after transplant, or until your surgeon clears you.
10. Don’t skip your follow up appointments. The meetings you have with your surgeon after hair transplant in Toronto are essential for a few reasons. They’ll assess your healing and ensure you don’t have any complications untreated in the crucial post-op phase. They’ll remind you about essential instructions, answer your questions, and reassure you that you’re on track to fabulous results.
To learn more, contact Nova Medical Hair Transplant for your personal consultation.