Five steps to reduce risk of infection after hair transplant
Five steps to reduce risk of infection after hair transplant

Posted By : Rootzhair Admin Posted Date : 03-Sep-2018 Blog Category : Blog Posts

Five steps to reduce risk of infection after hair transplant

Five steps to reduce risk of infection after hair transplant
Five steps to reduce risk of infection after hair transplant

Today, one can find number of options out there to address hair loss. There are those treatments that are more effective than the others and also provide more desirable results. And hair transplant surgery is the one of the most effective Hair Loss Treatment one can opt for. Although it is the most desired and effective one, there are some risks associated with it and it is important to understand and be aware of the risks before one goes through the treatment.

The team at Rootzhair Clinic strongly believes in safe and effective hair loss treatment and tries to ensure that every surgery is safe. We stress on the importance of pre-operative and post-operative care to the patients after the Follicular Unit Transplantation(FUT)and Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE).

In this blog, we would like to take you through some of the basics of potential risks and infections following the surgery.

What is Hair Transplant Surgery?

Hair restoration is a process that involves using small donor grafts of hair follicles that are taken from the back of the head and is then placed on the balding areas so that you can get a natural-looking hairline. There are newer techniques used for creating follicle harvesting and placement that has allowed better results.

Who can benefit from hair transplantation?

For improving your appearance and self-confidence, Hair Transplantation is a good option. Hair transplantation is beneficial for men who suffer from male pattern baldness and for those women, who have problems with thinning hair, it is a good option. The procedure is also good for those who have lost hair due to a scalp injury or a burn.

What are the signs of infection after the surgery?

The important signs of infection after hair transplant surgery are excessive swelling and redness, which is accompanied by discomfort. There could be also be bleeding as a result of infection.

This could also mean that the side effects of the hair transplant surgery are getting worse rather than improve after a week.

What are the chances of getting an infection after hair transplant surgery?

It’s quite common to get an infection after any surgical procedure, but due to the advancements in technology, modern surgical techniques and sterilization this is not likely to happen. As long as the patient strictly follows the surgeon’s instruction after the surgery the chances of infection is quite rare. But even though one has taken so much care, sometimes there are chances of infection happening, hence one needs to be careful with that.

Here are 5 ways to avoid the risks of infections after a hair transplant surgery

Taking the full course of medicines

After some days of Hair Transplant surgery, the surgeon will prescribe pain management drugs and antibiotics. And in order to heal properly and to avoid getting any infections, one should complete the full course of medications prescribed.

Avoid any kind of strenuous tasks and physical activities

After the surgery, one should avoid any strenuous physical activities that will make one sweat, as the bacteria or virus that come with sweats, would increase the chance of infections at the newly operated areas of the skin. Hence, it is strictly recommended one should abstain from certain strenuous physical activities for few days after the treatment.

Keeping your scalp clean

After the transplant surgery, one should avoid showers but then it is quite important to keep the scalp neat and clean so that development of dirt particles, itches on the scalp can be avoided. After 2 weeks of the surgery, one should wash the scalp with the recommended shampoo provided by the clinic or surgeon.

Avoid scratching the scalp

There would be some crusting on the hair scalp’s skin that happens after the hair transplantation procedure with the formation of numerous scabs on the scalp. And this will sometimes develop an urge to scratch the scalp and you would like to touch the wound unnecessarily. But you should avoid scratching.

Monitor the progress regularly after the surgery

Once the procedure is completed, one should monitor the progress daily and get the scalp examined regularly for a certain time period. And in case you come across any side effects, you should consult the surgeon immediately, so that it can be taken care of in time.