Hair Transplant Swelling Prevention



Hair transplants are becoming more common these days. With so much stress going on in our daily lives and the power of genetics looming over our ability to hold onto our natural hair, hair transplants have become a viable solution for many. The need for a hair transplant can stem from anything from hormone changes to an inefficient diet, but no matter why you need a hair transplant, there are some things you will want to know. 

Hair transplants are minimally invasive procedures that take hair from the nape of your neck, where follicles are strongest and transplants them into problem areas. Even though the procedure is very minimally invasive, swelling can be an issue, but to help you out, here are some solutions to prevent swelling after hair transplants.


Sleep Responsibly

When we sleep in a standard bed, blood can rush to our scalp. After a hair transplant, this is a bad thing and sleeping completely flat may be uncomfortable. The solution to help prevent swelling after hair transplant is to sleep in an inclined position. Most professionals recommend patients sleep in a recliner for 7 days following their treatment. Sleeping in a recliner allow you to choose the level that is most comfortable for your sleep needs. It also prevents you from tossing and turning at night which can cause damage to the treatment area. 

Even if you do not have your own recliner, consider borrowing one from a friend for a while or renting one from a furniture rental establishment. If a recliner is not an option for you, try using a pillow placed on the arm of your couch to help elevate your head. The goal is to recline comfortably without placing pressure on the treatment area. 


Take the Proper Medications

One of the more common prescribed medications for patients following a hair transplant is a 7 day steroid pack. It might seem inconsequential to use drugs when you are perfectly healthy, but the steroid helps to alleviate the risk of excess swelling. Not all facilities use this procedure, so if your treatment facility does not, consider consulting your doctor for a steroid pack to prevent swelling. 



Hydrate Well

Hydration is a key ingredient in healing properly and preventing swelling. When our bodies are properly hydrated, skin has an increased elasticity that helps us heal faster. Hydrating properly will also help your kidneys function better and reduce the risk of infection from the treatment. 


Anti-inflammatories are the best solution for preventing swelling, but merely taking these over the counter for a long period of time can do more harm than good. However, anti-inflammatories such as pineapple are a natural way to get the same effects without contending with the possibility of health problems. Fresh pineapple is among the best options for natural anti-inflammatories and even if you do not trust yourself cutting your own pineapple, most grocery stores have a fresh prepared produce area for your convenience. Avoid using canned pineapple as these varieties often have sugary preservatives your body simply does not needs. Especially during the healing process. 

Ice It Down

Facial swelling after hair transplant generally happens on the 3rd or 4th day. However, it can happen at any point following the procedure. Ice is among the first thing we reach for when something on our body is swollen and it is a great option after a hair transplant. Although ice is great, you must be careful where it is placed on your head after the treatment. Placing ice directly on the treatment area can be bad, but if you place ice at your brow, without direct contact to the treatment area, swelling should subside without irritation. 

Swelling is uncomfortable and there is little relief when your treatment area begins to swell. The best solution is trying to prevent swelling in the first place by hydrating properly, eating pineapple, sleeping in a recliner, and taking the proper post procedure medications. However, if swelling does happen, do not hesitate to ice down your brow for 10 minutes each hour. This will alleviate swelling without negatively impacting your hair transplant. 

Hair transplants can make you feel more like yourself again. Hair loss can be a very concerning thing and no one wants to be self conscious about their hair falling out. Whether it is hormonal, related to your age, or a genetic condition, hair transplants are a viable option. Hair transplants are safe, effective, and provide a permanent solution using your own, natural hair. If you or someone you know is experiencing hair loss, find a high quality hair transplant treatment facility in your area and return your luscious locks to their former glory. There is no shame in getting a hair transplant and the faster you react to your hair loss, the better your treatment options will be. 

Skinoza hair transplant clinic combines hair transplant surgery, hair loss treatment, hair research and hair restoration education. We are dedicated to providing the best quality patient care in the field of medical hair treatment and surgical hair restoration. Our highly qualified team uses the latest technology and techniques available. We make sure our patients feel supported and taken care of every step of the way. 

If you’re considering your treatment options, book your FREE consultation and one of our specialist will be able to help you understand the problem and decide on the best course of action.



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