How does the recovery feel after undergoing hair transplant treatment?

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How does the recovery feel after undergoing hair transplant treatment?

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What should I do if I feel pain after the surgery?

After the hair transplant, pain is normal, or you can be part of the recovery for at least a few days. You can ease the pain by taking the medications.

  • Swelling after the treatment

Bloating or swelling can occur after the treatment that is on the forehead. The swelling occurs on the 2nd or 4th day of the treatment. With this, you are not going to face problems in the future. To avoid swelling you should keep your head elevated at an angle of 45 degrees.

  • Chances of infection after the treatment

Infection is rare after the treatment. Make sure to not touch the donor area and keep your hand clean all the time to minimize the chances of infection. If you notice excess pain or redness then make sure to consult the doctor right away.

  • Getting back to work & exercise regime

For 10 to 14 days after the treatment, you need to avoid putting excess pressure on the body. You need to avoid sunbaths and saunas for around 3 weeks.

It would be best to take at least rest for one week after the surgery.

 How can I sleep after the surgery?

For the first 5 to 7 nights, you need to sleep at an angle of 45 degrees. Buy a neck pillow to avoid swelling, and this will prevent the damage which can be done on the transplanted hair.

 Which medicines can I take after the treatment?

Medicine that you can take after the surgery will vary. However, you can take commonly prescribed drugs. In this list, there is cream, antibiotics, or painkillers to reduce the pain.

 How long does it take for the swelling to subside?

Swelling can depend on different factors. In most cases, it takes around 2 to 3 days for everything to come back to normal. But make sure you are following the instructions given by the doctor so that the discomfort & swelling is reduced.

 What do you need to eat after the treatment?

After the treatment, you need to eat healthily that includes natural oils, nuts, and vegetables. You need to take the right amount of Vitamin B, calcium, and magnesium.

 Can I use the sauna after the treatment?

Patients who have undergone hair transplant surgery need to avoid saunas. The transplanted hair follicles are fragile for several days. If the hair follicles come in contact with high temperature and there is a problem of sweat then it leads to increased damage to the hairs and risk of bacterial infection. It is best to prevent the use of saunas for at least three weeks after the treatment.

 When is the ideal time to sleep on the back after the treatment?

You can sleep on the back one week after the surgery. However, you need to be cautious for around two weeks. Make sure you do not put any pressure on the scalp. So, to avoid any issue, you should wait for at least two weeks to sleep on your back after the treatment.

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