Timeline of aftercare
After a hair transplant, it is important that you follow the aftercare instructions to get the best possible results. For your convenience, we have summarised the most important points on what to consider after your hair transplant. Here you can see a timeline of when you can start doing certain things again, such as exercising, using your hat and when you can start sleeping as normal.Download information sheet
Questions and answers about aftercare
How long is the healing process after a hair transplant?
The most critical time is the first 2-3 days when the area is at its most sensitive. The first week you should be extra careful.
After 2 weeks it is okay to start practicing, but you should still be a little careful with the sun and be vigilant so that the transplanted hair is not scratched.
After 3 weeks, you can generally do most everyday things, but avoid things like kicking a football, wearing a helmet or shaving with a razor.
We are always on hand to answer questions about aftercare.
Does the trip home affect the swelling after the transplant?
The cabin pressure on the aircraft can cause the swelling to go up but it usually subsides after a day or two.
Why should I take antibiotics after my transplant?
You will be given a low dose of antibiotics for the first 3 days after your hair transplant to reduce the risk of infection.
This is not a normal course of antibiotics and the dose is very low. A total of 4 pills are taken.
For how long should I wash the transplant area after the procedure?
To remove the scabs as gently as possible and to keep the area clean, we recommend standing in the shower for 10 minutes. Do not wash the area longer than this.
10 minutes is enough to soften the scabs and help them fall off naturally. Repeat this every day until all the scabs have fallen off.
What temperature of water should I use when washing my hair?
Use hot enough water so that it is comfortable to stand in the shower for 10 minutes. Do not shower your hair in cold water.
The most important thing is that you can wash your hair in peace and let the scabs soften.
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