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Post-operation

FAQ

1- When can I take off my bandage after hair transplant?

You will wash your hair two days after the surgery. You will take out your bandage and will not wear it again after you wash your hair.

2- How long should I wear a hat after a hair transplant?

We recommend you to wear the hat that we will supply to you for 10 days.

3- When can I do exercise after the operation?

You need to wait for at least 1 month to start doing exercises after the operation.

4- Should I wash my hair every day after the hair transplant?

You need to wash your hair every day for 1 month after the hair transplant. 

5- How long should I use the special shampoo?

You need to use the shampoo that we recommended for 1 month. After you are sure about the health of your hair and scalp, you can continue with the shampoo that you routinely use.

6- How long should I use the antibiotic cream?

You do not have to use it after your donor zone heals which takes approximately 5 days.

7- How long should I use Panthenol Spray?

You have to use it until all the crusts in the scalp disappear, which takes approximately 15 days.

8- When can I have sexual intercourse after the hair transplant?

No limitation is set for sexual intercourse after the operation, but you are recommended to avoid strenuous effort.

9- May I use any product other than the recommended one?

You need to review the ingredients of the product very carefully and you should prefer paraben-free natural products that will not cause any harm.

10- May I use Panthenol spray in the donor zone?

Yes, you may use it, but it will cause earlier exhaustion of the spray.

11- Is there any product that may replace Panthenol spray?

You may use Bepanthol body lotion that is commercially available at all pharmacies.

12- How about haircut after the hair transplant?

You may have your hair cut 1 month after the operation. However, transplanted hair should be cut only with scissors.

13- What should I do in case of swelling?

Swelling is an expected condition; do not worry about. You may use ice pack for 10 minutes in every 2 days and you may gently massage your scalp. Swelling may disappear in several days.

14- Are medicines used after the hair transplant allowed to the cabin in the flight?

No, they are not. Therefore, you need to check your medicines. You need to have four empty 100-ml bottles to add the products into these bottles.

15- My transplanted hair shed; do I need to worry about?

Loss of the transplanted hair is an expected condition. Even if transplanted hair sheds, hair follicles are still healthy. One should always remind that hair transplant requires patience.

16- May I start sunbath or sun exposure approximately 3 months later? What should I do?

You need to wear a hat or use sunscreen with high number of sun protection factors.

17- What if I do not use Finasteride and Minoxidil?

It is not absolutely necessary to use products that contain such ingredients, but they will accelerate the wound healing.

18- How long should I sleep carefully after a hair transplant?

You need to sleep very carefully for one week.

19- When will I see the final results of the hair transplant?

You will see 50% of the results in the first 6 months after the hair transplant surgery. It will take 12 to 18 months to witness all outcomes.

20- Should I have PRP or mesotherapy after the hair transplant?

These treatments are not compulsory, but all patients are recommended to have these treatments for at least once a month.

21- When can I start washing my hair as usual?

You need to gently massage your hair with your fingertips approximately 15 days after the surgery; you may start washing your hair as usual 1 month later.

22- Is hair transplant surgery a painful and challenging procedure?

Not all patients feel same level of pain in a hair transplant surgery, but an intense pain is not felt, as the operation is carried out under local anesthesia. Operations combined with needleless anesthesia are especially more comfortable and pain-free for the patients.

23- will my transplanted hair look natural after the operation? Will others recognize that I had a hair transplant surgery?

Patients will have hair with natural look, if the operations are performed by professional physicians who are experienced in this field. Smile Hair is a reliable clinic in terms of hair transplant surgery.

24- Should I need to stay at the hospital after the operation?

No, you may return to your home or hotel on the same day. 

25- Which issues require maximum attention after the operation?

You should strictly protect the recipient zone against impacts and traumas.

26- How long does hair transplant surgery last?

The procedure takes approximately 6 to 8 hours. Local anesthesia is administered in the first 2 to 3 hours and we wait until its effects emerge. Next, hair follicles, also called graft, are extracted from the donor area in a procedure that takes 30 to 45 minutes. In the last 2 to 3 hours, the grafts are placed into channels that are already incised.

27- May I get out of the home/hotel several days after the hair transplant?

Yes. You may leave your home/hotel after the resting period advised by your doctor and you may explore the city.

28- May other health conditions contraindicate hair transplant surgery?

Certain diseases or medicines may contraindicate hair transplant surgery. You should necessarily inform your doctor about your health history and the medicines that you take. In such cases, different techniques and treatments may be considered.

29- Does hair transplant surgery pose a risk?

This procedure is completely risk-free, if the operation is performed by experienced and expert physicians at appropriate clinical conditions.