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How to Care for a Hair Transplant

Learn how to care for a hair transplant from hair transplant surgeon Craig Ziering, MD in this Howcast video.


Let's talk about how you care for a hair transplant. It's basically two phases. The immediate post op phase which lasts about two weeks and then the rest of your life. For the immediate post op phase you want to be pretty careful. You want to clean the hair carefully; we generally tell you to use a cup with some soap and water and you shampoo the hair very gently for the first few days and in about 5 days you can actually add conditioner. You want to try to avoid exercise or any physical activity that's gonna possibly cause bleeding or increase your blood pressure. However, the sutures come out in about 10 days and in about 10 days to 14 days you can resume your normal activities. Once the hair starts to grow out -- and remember that takes about 3 or 4 months -- the hair is your own hair and you can do virtually anything you want it. You can color it. You can dye it. You can make it look like crazy like Dennis Roadman if you like. It doesn't matter but it's your hair. You can perm it; just be careful -- anything harsh that you use on your natural hair is also going to be harmful to your transplanted hair.

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