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HAIR TRANSPLANT BEFORE AND AFTER: HOW TO PREP AND HEAL YOUR SCALP

Every year, people around the world undergo cosmetic hair transplant surgery in order to reverse the look of balding or thinning hair and restore their confidence, and many people who undergo hair transplant surgery achieve attractive, permanent, natural-looking results. And if you are considering getting a hair transplant, it is essential that you know how to care for your scalp, hair and body beforehand so the transplant will be a successful as possible. Keep reading to learn how!

How to care for your scalp before and after a hair transplant

Every year, people around the world undergo cosmetic hair transplant surgery in order to reverse the look of balding or thinning hair and restore their confidence, and many people who undergo hair transplant surgery achieve attractive, permanent, natural-looking results. And if you are considering getting a hair transplant, it is essential that you know how to care for your scalp, hair and body beforehand so the transplant will be a successful as possible. Keep reading to learn how!

How to care for your scalp before surgery.

Massage your scalp regularly to increase blood flow.

Part of keeping your hair follicles healthy is making sure they receive enough nutrients through the blood, and massaging your scalp can help with this! Massage your scalp for one to two minutes per day while shampooing in the weeks leading up to your hair transplant to stimulate blood flow and hair follicle health.

Skip your haircut.

Depending on the hair transplant method, you may want to skip your haircut before your surgery to ensure the donor area has enough hair, and to cover stitches after surgery. Check with your doctor if this is something they recommend based on your surgery method.  

Press pause on smoking and drinking.

Stop drinking alcohol at least three days before your surgery, and stop smoking at least 24 hours before your surgery. Alcohol makes surgery more risky, and smoking has very negative effects on health and healing, and can impact your body’s ability to heal after the surgery. In order for your surgery to go well and for your scalp to be as healthy as possible, taking a break from alcohol and smoking is part of the necessary preparations.

How to care for your scalp after surgery

Keep the area moist.

Your doctor should be able to share which method of scalp moisture is right for you, as there is some variation in post-surgery procedure. For example, your doctor may prescribe an ointment or suggest misting with a saline solution. Ask your doctor which option is right for you.

Use specially formulated products for hair growth and scalp health.

Once your scalp begins to heal and if your doctor says it is safe, scalp products specially formulated for hair growth can help your newly transplanted hair follicles to grow full, lush hair. At juliArt, we have decades of experience researching and creating products proven to stimulate hair follicles and encourage hair growth. We recommend trying our CISPER Hair Revitalizing line, especially:

Minimize swelling and irritation.

Gently cleanse your scalp regularly to keep it clean and free of germs (which could irritate the grafted area as it heals), and sleep at a 45-degree angle to ensure fluid does not accumulate in the scalp during the night, which could cause swelling.

With the right preparation and aftercare as well as following the advice of your doctor, you will be well on your way to a natural-looking, successful hair transplant. If you would like to stock juliArt’s scalp health and hair growth products at your salon, or would like to purchase some for yourself, please contact us today.

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