I got my hair transplant surgery done on 22nd November 2016. After I got all clear from the blood work, I have posted the results below.
Where did I get my Hair Transplant done?
IF you are wondering why I am now disclosing any information about the clinic I used. And I am cropping out those letterheads, do not worry I am going give you that information too. I want to see the result of their work before I give a shout out to them.
from 22nd November – 25th Nov, I was supposed to keep the headband on. And I had few meds on, if you could scroll down, you can see the prescription of the meds I am taking or may be I was taking. Essentially, these are anti-acid , anti biotic, vitamin , pain killers etc.
After 3 days from Hair Transplant surgery
On 3rd day from hair transplant surgery, I had to take the headband off, it was covering the donor area. Yes I was scared to take it off, because it was hurting for first 2 days.
I had to wash my hair with mild shampoo for first time after surgery. Actually it was first head wash since surgery. Mom played the role of nurse and she washed my head. You need to apply the shampoo all over head and leave it for 4 – 5 minutes. Then wash off with water, be gentle and use fingertips and not nails.
There was an ointment ( mentioned in prescription) that had to be applied on the donor area ( at back of my head).
And I had to start applying minoxidil, so I did. I mean of course my mom did all these, I just lent my head to work on.
Let me answer few questions –
Did it hurt during operation ? You will be loaded with anesthesia and pain meds. All you will feel that you are carry stone on your head, you wont feel much, first day.
Does the donor area hurt ? Yes it does, I had to take pain meds constantly for 2 days. And while I was trying to lay down, the donor area hurts due to pressure.
Did it hurt after / during taking head band off? Nothing significant
Does it hurt to shampoo ? I guess get a good nurse like I did, and it won’t hurt. On a serious note, you have to be really gentle.
Does the donor area hurt while applying ointment? Not really, you will be able to sense it though.
Does it hurt while applying minoxidil? Nope
Does it hurt when I try to lay down ? Little bit, but it is way better than before even without the head band.
For first 2 days after Hair Transplant surgery, I had to take prescribed meds and apply saline water every 2 hours to keep the head moist.
Here are few more points before we conclude –
Personally I did not have any dietary restrictions, since I do not have any addictions ( alcohol, cocaine etc) , I do not have even drink coffee or tea, so I was good, otherwise you can’t smoke or drink for 3 weeks.And physical activity, gym etc for 3 weeks, after 3 weeks you may start mild to moderate physical activities.
One more thing, my forehead is swollen , may be from injections or the head band, it is getting better though, because I am writing this post on 4th day, next day after I took my head band off.
Disclaimer – I am not trying to a doctor, neither am I trying to tell you what to do. I am suffering from hair loss, and I know there are people out there who do not like to see when they see thinning hair. That is why I am trying to capture my journey / experience and just trying to share, if anybody finds it helpful that would help me some good karma. And I am being 100% honest here, If you are a genuine person and have any serious question, I would love to answer you ( provided I have something to say on that). If you find my work helpful ( my english might not be very good) please feel free to make a donation, any amount helps.