Hair Transplants have become quite common nowadays, with thousands of men going to the operating table every day to restore a thicker and fuller head of hair. If you have also recently undergone a hair transplant surgery or you are planning to get one done in the near future, there are numerous things that you should keep in mind and follow them closely to make sure you get the most out of it.
Hair transplant post operative care is crucial when it comes to the outcome of the surgery. There are dozens of questions that we are asked daily by our prospective hair transplant candidates, but one question that is asked by almost every individual is massing the scalp. Since massaging is a time tested technique of enhancing blood circulation in the scalp, people believe that massaging the operated scalp will help speed up the healing process through efficient blood supply.
Nevertheless, there is one class which is totally against massaging scalp after hair transplant as they fear doing so will cause the planted hair follicles pop out of the scalp. Now this leaves the individuals confused about the right time to start massaging scalp after hair transplant. If you are also confused, then just relax. You have come to the right place. Here we will share with you when you should start massaging scalp after hair transplant.
Massaging the Scalp Immediately After Hair Transplant
For all those who want to know if they can massage the scalp immediately after the surgery, the answer is a big no! Massaging the treated areas immediately afterwards can damage the recently implanted grafts a big time. Do not even think of a scalp massage for the first 10 days after the surgery.
However, you can lightly massage your thatch in 10 days or so, as by this time the grafts are firmly in place. However, avoid being harsh. Massage the scalp gently while curbing any desire to scratch the area. Picking or scratching at the scalp is strictly prohibited for several weeks. However, light massage while shampooing your scalp is fine, and it will help remove the scab without damaging the grafts.
Some individuals believe that massaging can help alleviate symptoms of itching. But in reality massaging during the first 10 days does more damage than the benefit. Your doctor will prescribe you certain medications that will help alleviate any post-op discomfort. Apply the ointments twice a day or as prescribed by the doctor. Besides that, cold compressions can also help lessen pain and itching symptoms. But be very gentle and don’t apply pressure to the scalp as it could be damaging for the newly transplanted follicles.
It is also important to observe how your wounds are healing. Don’t even think of massaging the wounds that have not properly healed. The best formula is to start massaging your scalp gently after 10 to 14 days and resume regular massage a month after the surgery.
To learn more about the recovery process and post-op care, visit us at Hair Transplant Saudi Arabia Clinic or contact us now by filling the free online consultation form below.