Yes, a properly performed hair transplant will last forever. However, there are several things that you should do both before and after your transplant to ensure that you can achieve the fullest results.
How Can I Prepare For My Hair Transplant?
In the days and weeks leading up to your hair transplant procedure, it is very important to follow a few simple guidelines.
Avoid Blood-Thinning Medications
In order to minimise the risks of bleeding, scabbing, and scarring, drugs that thin the blood – such as Aspirin – must not be taken for three days before your hair transplant operation. Always talk to your doctor before pausing any medication.
Avoid Alcohol, Nicotine, and Caffeine
Avoid alcohol and caffeine for 24 hours before the operation as these substances are known to thin the blood and may affect the efficacy of anaesthesia. Additionally, smoking should be avoided for 24 hours before, and 7 days after, your hair transplant procedure. Smoking is known to constrict blood vessels, decreasing blood flow to the scalp. This reduces the amount of nutrients available to the newly implanted hair follicles. (Generally, it is best to quit smoking altogether to improve the health and density of your hair.)
What Should I Do After My Hair Transplant?
Following your hair transplant operation, there are several things you should avoid. Most importantly, do not touch the transplant area under any circumstances. The implanted grafts are still very loose in the scalp in the days after your procedure. Touching or rubbing the area may cause the grafts to fall out.
Any strenuous activity should likewise be avoided for 15 days following the transplant. Activities like sports, sexual intercourse, heavy manual labour, or even blowing your nose too hard could cause the grafts to loosen. You should also try to keep your head elevated as much as possible during this time.
Lastly, it is key to avoid direct sunlight, seawater, or pool water during the healing process. Showering is acceptable as long as you avoid direct water pressure on your scalp.
What Types Of Hair Are Best Suited For A Transplant?
Not every patient is well-suited for a hair transplant. The best results will be seen on patients with a combination of traits.
Hair and skin colour are important factors in the success of a transplant. Thanks to the lack of contrast between hair and skin colour, people with dark skin and dark hair (or light skin and light hair) are less “noticeable” bald. Fuller looking results can be reached with fewer grafts.
Hair Texture And Thickness
Patients who have thick curly hair often see the best results since they typically need fewer grafts for maximum results. Those with Afro-Caribbean hair typically make ideal candidates, even though they often have a lower overall hair density since the thickness and shape of the donor hair offers a full, natural final result.
Since transplanted hair follicles are most commonly removed from the scalp, the donor area will grow less hair in the future. Ideally, a candidate for a transplant will have dense hair in the donor area, allowing for an even extraction of healthy hair follicles. This will prevent leaving behind any thin patches. Patients with lower hair density are less than ideal candidates for a hair transplant.
The Only Permanent Solution
Unlike medications and supplements, a hair transplant lasts a lifetime, with no need for upkeep or maintenance beyond what any other hair requires. A hair transplant in Turkey at the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic includes a lifetime satisfaction guarantee for every procedure we perform. Named the Best Medical Tourism Facility in 2019 by La Razon, our clinic is located in one of Turkey’s premier hospitals.
Dr. Aygin has assisted more than 15,000 clients over the last 25 years. In that time, he has achieved an astounding hair regrowth rate of 98%. Contact us today to schedule your full, free consultation and learn what we can do for you.