In the modern era, a large percentage of young people is undergoing chronic hair thinning problem leading to partial or total baldness in both men and women. In many cases, people do not get rid of baldness in spite of intensive medical treatments. As baldness is considered to be a sign of aging, many people can undergo depression as well. The premature baldness also causes erosion of self-confidence.
Medical treatment is effective only for hair loss that occurs due to illness or poor nutrition. But for permanent baldness due to heredity, commonly known as male/female pattern baldness, can only be resolved through surgical hair restoration treatment. Hair transplant is such a surgical method which helps to eliminate bald patches on scalp and provides long-lasting & natural hair growth results.
A common query among the upcoming hair transplant patients is how to speed up the hair growth after a hair transplant surgery. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, natural looking new hair growth may take about 6 – 8 months. However, after a successful hair transplant, proper care & maintenance is must, as it would help to achieve expected results by promoting faster hair growth.
The process to be followed to speed up hair growth after hair transplant surgery:
It is advised to treat your scalp gently after the hair transplant procedure. Always use the medications that your doctor has prescribed for you. Do not apply too much pressure on the operated zone of the scalp while using medications as it may disturb the sections of transplanted hair. Carefully use a gentle shampoo to cleanse the area around the hair follicles as per the permission and guidance of your doctor. Avoid rubbing movements by applying light touch to disperse the shampoo. Don’t expose your scalp under strong water pressure; instead rinse the water gently over the scalp. Pat your operated scalp dry with a soft towel after shampooing.
You may suffer from slight itching and scabbing around your transplanted hair. Hence, always keep your fingers away from your healing scalp and avoid scratching your scalp or picking of the small scabs.
For at least seven to 10 days, you should avoid doing all heavy physical activities like jogging, bicycling or playing any kind of outdoor sports. This resting period will help in the improved growth of transplanted hair on your scalp. The doctors will also recommend you to limit your weight lifting activities right after hair transplant surgery.
A variety of healthy food items should be consumed as a balanced diet; because a good nutritious food will enhance your hair growth results. The University of Maryland Medical Centre suggests that consumption of healthy diet with antioxidant foods like blueberries, squash, peppers, cherries and tomatoes will help you in regeneration of hair. Just avoid eating allergenic foods such as soy, diary, wheat and also food additives. Drink plentiful of water- at least six to eight glasses every day.
You may treat your scalp to a gentle massage only if your doctor gives you the permission to begin manipulating the area around your transplanted zone. You may prepare a mixture of three drops of the essential oils of rosemary, sage & peppermint; and stir these with 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Researchers of the University of Maryland Medical Centre reveal that these essential herbal treatments help in stimulating new hair growth. Use this oil mixture on your scalp once or twice a day.
You may take advice from your doctor about using Minoxidil which will help in faster growth of your hair. Follow the label’s instructions or your doctor’s recommendations while applying this solution on your clean scalp. Do not forget to wash your fingers well after applying Minoxidil to your new hair.
Surely, now you have gathered some significant ideas about speeding up the hair growth after hair transplantation. We recommend you to follow your doctor’s instructions thoroughly for achieving the best results from your hair transplant procedure. If you still have any doubt regarding hair transplantation, then you can ask your queries by contacting us or visiting First Choice Hair Transplant Clinic in Ludhiana.