You may have come to this post because you’re starting to consider undergoing a hair transplant procedure. This post is a great avenue to answer your doubts about the side effects of hair transplant or what you can expect after the surgery. If you’re thinking twice about pushing through with your decision because you’re afraid of the possible negative effects, we will clear your doubts through these evidence-backed answers.
If you’re ready, let’s start rolling! Here are the things that you should expect after a hair transplant procedure.
First off, let me tell you that this is normal! Swelling is an immediate result of the procedure because the surgery that you’ve gone through involved needles, scissors, and transplanting hair into a new area of the scalp. Naturally, when the hair adapts to the new scalp, you will feel some level of discomfort. You ay also experience swelling on the area where the new hair was transplanted and this is completely normal. Swelling is the automatic effect of your hair adapting to the region where it was transplanted.
If swelling causes an infection that is usually manifested when pus comes out of the part where the procedure was performed, that’s the time to go back to your surgeon. But if it’s just ordinary swelling, then you don’t need to worry.
Along with swelling, it is also normal to experience itchiness on part where the hair was transplanted. The same reason is that the hair is adjusting in the scalp. Itching happens usually on the first to second week after the procedure. NuHart Philippines surgeons advise that you should not scratch the scalp, especially the part where the hair was transplanted, even when the itching becomes more aggressive. In this case, your surgeon can recommend a product that you can apply on the itchy scalp.
There are some things that you cannot do temporarily
You can also expect that there are things that you cannot do temporarily after the transplant. One of which is that you cannot comb heavily or press the scalp too hard on afftected part. Just let the hair adjust on the first to second week after the procedure on d don’t comb the part of the scalp near the area where new hair was planted.
You also cannot wear hats or any covering on the hair in the meantime. The scalp must heal fully by exposing it and letting it breathe. Lastly, skip going to the gym or doing any kind of exercise for at least a week after the transplantation procedure.
Within two weeks after having a hair transplant, don’t be surprised if you notice some hair falling from the scalp. A hair fallout is one of the most common effects of this procedure. After two weeks, this effect may completely disappear and you’ll feel the transplanted hair in its proper place on your scalp.
Since this permanent hair loss solution involves punching and cuts on the some parts of the scalp, you can also expect some small scars left after the procedure. These scars can be very small and unnoticeable at a normal distance unless someone closely inspects them.