As a surgical procedure, hair transplants require sterilisation from the very beginning to the very end. Despite this, not all places that perform hair transplants take sterilisation seriously. This is especially true in teams where there are no operating doctors in the operations. Neglecting sterilisation can lead to hair transplant infection and even life-threatening situations for patients.
All surgical equipment that will be used for the operation must be properly sterilised. The table in the operating room should be covered with sterile drapes. Antiseptics must be applied to the work area before each stage. When surgical gloves are worn by an operator, they must be kept sterile at all times. A special autoclave machine should be used to sterilise the instruments used in hair transplantation.
After hair transplantation, excessive itching, increased local swelling, redness, and severe pain on the skin in the transplanted area may be signs of infection in the hair follicles. In such symptoms, you should consult your doctor immediately. But in some cases itching is normal; you can read in our article about itching and pimples.
In order to achieve a successful hair transplant, it is important to select the right clinic. Clinics that work with a doctor and adhere to sterility rules are recommended to prevent infections. You need to make sure the sterilisation rules for hair transplants are well followed. There are many causes of infection, including non-sterile equipment and work environment, non-compliance with care recommendations, as well as smoking in the first weeks or touching the transplanted area with dirty hands. Transplanted grafts will die if the infection progresses without treatment.
In the first few days, it is important not to touch the wounds without first washing your hands. You should take all the medication given to you as prescribed.
As a consequence of their surgical training, Dr Kuddusi, Dr Sakir, and Dr Gizem continue to practise a strict sterilisation discipline at FKS Clinic. The doctors at FKS manage all the operations, unlike in many clinics where there are no doctors present. Patients receive regular follow-ups after surgery from our doctors. A hair transplant that is performed with this awareness in the operating room progresses very well. In addition to being an aesthetic procedure, hair transplantation is also a surgical procedure. Make informed choices to protect your health.