The Healing Period Post Hair Transplant
It is crucial that you follow the aftercare steps set out by your surgeons closely.
More information can also be found on our aftercare page.
When you are first discharged post hair transplant, you will be given a Head Quarters aftercare bag to take home containing everything you need, including a spray bottle of saline.
You will need to spray your scalp with this regularly in order to speed up the healing of the follicles, protect against infection to the incisions and prevent scabbing.
Tips for spraying the transplanted and donor areas:
- Use your left hand to spray your left side and the right hand to spray the right side.
- Ask a family member or friend to spray for you if it’s more convenient.
- Once you’ve completed the 12 hours of spraying you should sleep for a few hours.
It is also very important that you rest as much as possible in the first few days after your hair transplant.
This is not only because the procedure tires your body out, but because resting helps speed up your recovery.
There are certain things that should be avoided during these few days as they provide a risk post hair transplant, such as swimming, drinking alcohol, smoking, high-impact exercise and more.
It is also crucial you keep your scalp well hydrated during this period with regular saline sprays.
If you need to comb your hair be sure to do so carefully while it is soaking wet to avoid causing any bleeding or irritation.
Luckily our aftercare team will be available on 0800 193 3888
at all times so you won’t be left in the dark if you have any queries or concerns at any point during the recovery process.
Any precautions that need to be taken after your hair transplant will be made clear to you.