You’ve just had your hair transplant procedure. What now? It is highly important that proper care be taken to ensure lasting results.
The most sensitive day of the whole post-procedure process for hair transplants is the day after. The first day following the restoration procedure will see your hair follicles adapting to their placement. They must be cleaned carefully. It is only safe to clean your entire head with your regular shampoo if you wait 5 days following the hair transplant procedure. When it does come time to shampoo your head, it is important to gently clear away all scabbing. If this process is done before 5 days have passed, there is a very real possibility of permanent damage to the transplanted hair follicles.
Rarely, if ever, are there complications following the hair transplanting procedure. It is possible to have some swelling, redness, or discomfort around the transplanted area. These are normal reactions and typically will subside quickly. There is rarely a need for antibiotics following hair transplant surgery because of the abundant blood supply to the scalp and the minimal risk of infection.