Hair restoration surgery has helped countless people restore their comfort and confidence in their appearance. There are a few key things to remember following your hair restoration procedure that will help you until the full results of your procedure come in. Here is a list of things to keep in mind following your hair restoration procedure.

It Takes Time to See Your Full Results

Hair restoration surgery can provide excellent results but remember that it will take some time for your results to start showing. After around three to four months you will start to notice some growth. After around six to eight weeks, the hair should be able to be styled. After around one year the hair should be longer and fuller. On average, it will take around 12 to 15 months to see the full results of your procedure.

Wash Your Scalp

It may seem like you should avoid touching the area where you just had surgery, but it is important to wash your hair the day following your hair restoration surgery in order to remove any scab and dried blood from the scalp. This will help to reduce the chance of infection, decrease inflammation, and speed up the healing process. Make sure to be gentle when washing your scalp and to use sulfate-free shampoo

Don’t Worry about How you Lay When You Sleep

Some patients worry that the way they lay their head on their pillow may be bad for their newly transplanted hair and may try to sleep in a way that is uncomfortable. You can sleep in whatever position you like following your hair restoration surgery. It will not affect hair growth.

You Can Still Use Cosmetic Products to Cover Up Areas of hair Loss

It will take time for the full results of your hair restoration to come in, which means there will be a period of time where your balding areas will still be visible. You can use products like HairMax Hair Fibers and Toppik to cover up these areas. You will need to wait at least three to five days before you can start applying these products and be gentle when washing the product off.

Ready for Your Hair Restoration Surgery?

If you are interested in hair restoration surgery and would like to know more about the options available to you, contact Charles Medical Group today to schedule a free consultation. Our team can address any questions you may have and let you know if you are a good candidate.