Ready To Stop The Loss? How To Ensure A Successful Hair Transplant

Hair loss is a problem that affects both men and women. Once you start noticing the thinning, and the shower floor is coated with your hair after each shower, you'll want to take matters into your own hands to stop the loss. That's where hair transplantation comes into the picture. Through hair transplantation, you can stop the loss and regain a full head of hair. If you've decided to undergo hair transplant surgery, now's the time to start preparing for the procedure. Here are some steps you can take to help make the procedure more successful. 

Start a Smoking Cessation Program

If you're going to be undergoing hair transplant surgery, you need to stop smoking as soon as possible. Smoking reduces blood flow to your scalp, slows down the healing process, and can increase your risk of post-operative infections. To avoid those risks, you should stop smoking prior to surgery. If you can't stop smoking altogether, be sure to avoid smoking for at least the 24 hours prior to your scheduled surgery. Don't resume smoking until your scalp has fully healed, and your doctor has given you the go-ahead.

Give Yourself Daily Scalp Massages

Good blood flow and circulation are crucial to successful hair transplantation. One way to ensure that you've got both is to give yourself daily scalp massages. As soon as you know that you'll be undergoing hair transplant surgery, start giving yourself scalp massages at least once a day. Twice a day – once in the morning and once at night – is optimum for good blood flow and circulation. Make sure your massages last at least 15-minutes each, and that you massage your entire head.

Avoid the Last-Minute Haircut

If you're thinking about having a haircut right before your transplant surgery, don't do it. First, you'll want to make sure that there's plenty of hair to use for the transplant. Second, longer hair makes it easier to conceal any stitches and redness following your surgery.

Spend Some Time at Home After Surgery

Once you've had hair transplant surgery, your head will be sore for at least a couple of days. There may also be some swelling and a bit of bleeding from the transplant sites. To reduce the chance of post-operative complications, and to give yourself time to recover, be sure to spend some time at home after surgery. If you work, arrange to take your vacation time, so you have plenty of time to recover comfortably at home.

About Me

Preparing for a Stem Cell Transplant

About six months ago, my wonderful father discovered he had an aggressive form of lymphoma. At this time, his doctor informed him he would need to undergo six rounds of chemotherapy. My dad’s physician also told him he would need to have a stem cell transplant immediately after he completed the chemotherapy. To prepare for the stem cell transplant, my father was put on a special diet. His doctor recommended he eat a lot of protein. My dad was also told to drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. On this blog, I hope you will learn smart tips to help you or one of your loved ones prepare for a stem cell transplant. Enjoy!


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