Do take your prescribed pain medication. Though the process of hair transplant recovery isn’t described as significantly painful, you can avoid uncomfortable nights and loss of sleep by taking medicines as prescribed.
Don’t touch your scalp if possible. The risk of infection until incisions are entirely closed should be avoided as much as possible. Aside from introducing bacteria, your hands can irritate or dislodge grafts if you’re touching or rubbing the area. For troublesome itching, talk to your doctor about oral or topical anti-itch solutions.
Avoid weightlifting, strenuous work, or any aerobic activity for roughly 2 weeks. Because these increase blood pressure, they can jeopardize your grafts.
When showering, you’ll need to protect your scalp from the water stream and rinse gently with a cup of lukewarm water instead. Avoid swimming pools, baths, saunas and hot tubs until your surgeon clears you.
Stay out of the sun for 10-14 days. Once the donor and recipient sites are completely healed, you can safely apply sunblock, then go out on sunny days. You must be careful not to tan your treatment sites, however. Exposure to the sun’s rays can cause new scars to darken permanently.
Another essential “to do” for every Toronto hair transplant patient is to be patient. The long wait for new hair growth can be the most challenging part of the whole process. While you can count on fast, straightforward recovery and minimal scarring after FUE, the time it takes for new hairs to grow in can’t be rushed.
Meet with your surgeon for assessment and encouragement after your procedure. Count on at least 8-9 months before you’re enjoying thicker, healthy new hair.