A hair transplant treatment involves moving the hair follicles from the donor site to the recipient site. It is a surgical procedure that is most often used to treat male pattern baldness. During the procedure, doctors remove the follicles from the donor area and move them to the recipient location. This technique helps men with alopecia to regain their natural tresses. It is a highly successful way to treat baldness in both men and women.

After undergoing a hair transplant, patients should use a gentle shampoo to avoid dislodging the newly transplanted hairs. The FUSS surgeon will also separate the scalp into several small sections to ensure natural-looking hair growth. During the first week after the procedure, patients should avoid scrubbing and vigorous rinsing to avoid dislodging the transplanted grafts. The procedure takes four to eight hours, depending on the size of the donor area.

The procedure usually requires two to five hours, depending on the type of graft you are receiving. Your doctor will take antibiotics and painkillers to alleviate any discomfort you may experience. You should be able to return to work two to five days after the surgery. The resulting hair should grow back in six to nine months. The transplanted strands of hair will fall out as usual, but most patients can return to work and normal activities within a few weeks.

With the development of technology, the success in hair transplantation techniques has increased tremendously today.

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Sleep After Hair Transplant 

It is very important to pay attention to the sleeping position, especially the first night after the hair transplant procedure, and therefore it is not necessary to sleep comfortably in bed.

The person should put a pillow under his head on the first night and create an angle of 45 degrees. In this way, edema, swelling and hair loss problems will not occur after the operation. At the same time, this sleeping position will prevent the pain problem from occurring by ensuring that the anesthesia applied to the person stays on the head longer. 

It is not absolutely necessary to use an extremely hard pillow while maintaining the correct sleeping position. There is absolutely no need to choose to sleep with hard objects that may cause your neck to be stiff.

Healing Process Overview After Hair Transplant 

When starting the hair transplantation, the clear area is marked and the area to be used as a donor is determined. First of all, grafts are taken from the donor area and prepared, then these grafts are planted according to the direction of the hair around the area to be transported. This direction and angle is one of the key points, which is a very successful method to achieve a natural look.

After hair transplantation is an important process, you will be given a number of recommendations according to the density of transplantation. These recommendations are significant in terms of both achieving success in terms of results and having the fastest recovery period. For the first few days, the hair should not come into contact with water. However, it is possible to wash as described with the recommended shampoo after the day you are told. The recovery period is approximately 10 days, but full recovery takes approximately 8 or ten weeks. In order for the definitive results to occur in post-operative hair transplantation, 10 months or 1 year must pass.

In the hair transplantation operation, not the strands of the hair, but the follicles are planted. One week and 10 days after the operation, the skin parts of the grafts fall off, and after 3-4 weeks, the strands of the hair fall out as cut hairs with shock shedding. The aim is to transfer the follicles producing hair fiber. The patient, who is adequately informed, does not panic and does not get stressed when faced with these events. Because these events are in the nature of hair transplant.

Therefore, waiting for the hair to grow after transplantation can sometimes be annoying, but the hair growth after transplantation is a natural process and starts after an average of three months.

In this process, redness can be seen as a part of the operation and the wound healing process that will occur as a result. On non-sensitive skin, this redness does not last very long. It is necessary to be protected from UV rays so that the redness does not last for a long time.

  • The use of various local drugs that increase the blood circulation of the scalp is beneficial.
  • It has also been observed in daily practical applications that using biotin, zinc and B vitamins can be beneficial in this period.
  • The use of DHT inhibitors can be effective in this span.
  • During this period, skin disorders such as dandruff on the scalp and recurrence of seborrheic dermatitis, if any, may be seen, and if such skin disorders are present, it is recommended to be treated. It is not recommended to dye the hair during this period, obviously.

When Can I Sleep Normally After A Hair Transplant Procedure? 

During the first week after hair transplantation, your head should lie on the ground at an angle of 45 degrees during sleep. It is important to maintain this position for 7 days so that the hair follicles are not damaged, especially if the operation was performed on the front part of your head.

What Is The Best Position To Sleep After Hair Transplant? 

In order to achieve hair graft protection, the head must be placed at an angle of 45 degrees and it must be followed in this way.

Should I Use A Neck Pillow To Sleep After Hair Transplant? 

The use of neck pillows will both support the neck and prevent the formation of pain in the neck, as well as provide hair graft protection. For this reason, it is recommended to use a neck pillow after hair transplantation.

When Can I Sleep On My Stomach After Hair Transplant? 

If you sleep with your head at an angle of 45 degrees as we have stated for 7-10 days, you can sleep in any position after this period.