Dandruff, itching and pimples are the most common problems you may encounter after the transplant. Depending on the skin type of the patient, your complaints may increase or decrease. In this article, we will tell you about the natural healing process and the precautions you should take when necessary.
The recovery period after hair transplantation should be well explained to the patients. Therefore, communication with the doctor before and after the operation is essential. If you know in which months and processes you will go through after hair transplantation, you can continue your daily life while staying relaxed.
In hair transplantation, micro canals are opened to place the grafts on the scalp. These canals enter a rapid recovery period, especially in the first two weeks. As with wounds on other parts of our body, these small cuts can cause itching as they heal. For this reason, itching in the first weeks is a part of the healing process.
In the first two weeks after hair transplantation, scabs and dandruff due to dried blood and tissue fragments in the grafts are seen in the recipient and donor areas. These scabs on the skin can also cause itching, which is expected. It is essential for our patients to wash their hair regularly. Especially on the first day care should be taken.
At FKS Clinic, we do the first hair wash after the operation. Subsequently, we show the patient in detail how to continue washing. After transplantation, it is necessary to do these washings regularly and as described. For a good result, it is necessary to wash regularly and ensure that all crusts are gently shed until 10-12. day. The grafts should be oxygenated and kept clean to grow in a healthy way. Otherwise, it will cause infection and decrease the adhesion of the graft.
In the place where the purchase is made with Fue, which we call the donor area, in the first weeks, itching, burning, and numbness are natural. These complaints will decrease depending on the healing process.
After the third and fourth weeks, patients may experience a process called shock loss. After this process, new and permanent hair starts to grow around the third month. As your new hair grows under the skin to the surface, it can cause itching and pimples. This situation should not worry you. It shows that you are getting your new and permanent hair.
Patients with severe dandruff problems or seborrheic dermatitis before hair transplantation may experience problems related to their skin structure. Before the transplantation, you should inform your doctor about your skin diseases.
When you have a serious itching problem after hair transplantation, you may need to be extra careful about some issues; you should not scratch your hair as much as possible, especially not use your nails. This movement can cause serious damage to the hair follicles. Especially in the first months, it may affect your results.
-If your itching is unbearable all-day
-If there is an increase in temperature, colour change, inflammatory discharge on the scalp
-You have large numbers of giant pimples with yellow-white discharge if
-If you have extensive dandruff with large crusts
In such cases, you should consult the doctor who performed your hair transplant. You can get through the healing process more healthily with medications and shampoos. These products should be recommended to you by your doctor.
In FKS Clinic, our patients are followed during their 1-year recovery period.