Postoperative period in Hair Transplant

Postoperative period in hair transplant is generally uneventful. You will not get any major problems that are expected after most other surgeries. After all, here there are no major muscles or any other tissues that are cut, it is only on the skin itself that the entire procedure is done. So the process is quite smooth and there is no major inconvenience.

Things to expect are:

  • Pain:
  • Painkillers have to be taken in the postoperative period for about three days or so. After that period, usually no further painkillers are needed. Simple NSAID painkillers like Ibuprofen are sufficient to control the pain very effectively and you will not experience any pain with these medicines.

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  • Swelling
  • Swelling is an inescapable part of hair transplant. Swelling occurs in the forehead which can spread upto the eyelids. Swelling is due to the softness of the skin of the face - during plantation punctures are made into the skin for each hair and it is this that causes the swelling. Swelling can be minimised by using ice. Anti-swelling medicines are also given. The swelling goes down in three days.

  • Discolorations and marks on the skin
  • The skin has some reddish marks following the operation. Small scabs are also formed around the hair follicles. This will disappear by itself in about two weeks.

  • Itching
  • Some amount of itching will also occur. This is part of the body's natural process of healing. As the pinpoint pricks heal, they give rise to itching. This occurs mainly from 7 to 10 days after the procedure. Anti-itching drugs will be prescribed which will control the itching during this period.

Advise for the post-operative period

  • You may wear a cap from the immediate post-operative period.
  • You can go back home immediately after the procedure. It is best to have someone to drive you home after the procedure as driving can be difficult if sedatives are given as in some cases.
  • You will be prescribed four classes of medicines as discussed above: antibiotics, painkillers, anti-swelling medicines and anti-itching medicines. Besides this, you may be prescribed vitamins and also medications for hair loss like minoxidil or finasteride.
  • You will need to keep your transplanted hair moist for a week. You can use a normal saline solution for this which will be prescribed for you or plain drinking water.
  • You can take a bath from the next day and you can also wet your hair from the next day, though you must avoid rubbing or brushing the transplanted area.
  • You will need to shampoo your hair from the fourth day onwards twice weekly with a special shampoo. This helps to remove small scabs and crusts from the scalp. This is to be followed for one month.
  • You can apply an antiseptic ointment to the back of the head, the donor area -this will help in healing. Both the transplanted area and donor area heals in about 5 days.
  • The shafts of hair from the transplanted hairs fall off in about three weeks. This is called 'shock loss'.
  • New hair will start to grow from the follicles planted inside and by three months you will see steady growth - by six months you will see the effect of the transplanted hair and it will make a definite change in your look.
  • It can take 8 to 12 months from the procedure to show its full effect.
  • Once the hair grows, no special care is needed for the hair. It is your own natural hair. You do not any special hair oil or shampoo for it. You can dye it using normal hair dye. You can comb and shape it in any way you choose. You can also shave your head - it will grow back normally.

Dr. P. J. Mazumdar.
Downtown Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic

Located at
Downtown Hospitals, Dispur,

Phone: 09864014046.
or 08811077011

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Consultation hours:

Downtown Hospital:
From 12PM to 5 PM every weekday except Sunday.
Downtown Hair Transplant Clinic,
Room 115, Building 1, Downtown Hospitals.

Arogyam Multispecialty Health Clinic:
From 5 PM to 7 PM every weekday except Sunday.
Arogyam Multispecialty Health Clinic
Rukminigaon, G. S. Road, About 50 meters from Downtown Hospital towards 6 Mile.
Opp. PIBCO and HDFC Bank.
09854041111, 03612267895

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Quality assuarance:
Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic takes several steps to ensure that quality is maintained for each and every patient. The key to quality maintenance is to implement quantizable quality standards and maintain proper documentation and review of processes. Downtown Hospital is an ISO 9001:2008 and NABH accredited hospital which demands strict adherence to quality control.Steps taken are:

Dr. P. J. Mazumdar is the first and only American Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and all procedures are done following the ethical and technical guidelines of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. As such, patients can be assured of receiving full professional care as per International standards approved by the ABHRS and ISHRS.

100% safety assurance: all procedures are done in the main OT of Downtown Hospital with its full complement of anesthesiologists and critical care specialists. Hence patients are assured of full safety standards at the same level as that of major surgeries including transplant surgeries.

100% sterilization assurance: since procedures are done in the major OT full sterilization is maintained. Fumigation is done every week and swab tests are done to check for contamination.

Best instrumentation: Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic uses the best available instruments like 6X Heine Loupe for precision and accuracy, Blunt Titanium punches which avoids damage and transection of the grafts, Choi implanters to standardise the process of planting and prevent damage during planting, Major OT level sterilization, fumigation and autoclaving of all instruments, etc.

Counting trays: Counting trays are used to contain the grafts and all patients are given photographs on their mobiles which they can use to easily count the number of grafts taken out so that they can be sure that they have received the correct number of grafts.

Efficiency count: Efficiency counts for FUE like transection rates and speed of transplant are noted and documented for each case and reviewed every 10 cases. Arogyam Hair Transplant achieves international standards of transection and speed consistently.

Correct recepient density: To ensure correct recepient density, 'density stamps' are used to ensure proper density is achieved. Angle and direction of hair is meticulously maintained.

Out of body time: The out of body time, the time for which the graft is outside the body, is the most critical factor for success in hair transplant. Aroyam Hair Transplant follows a special procedure to ensure that this time is the minimum. This is done by doing only 500-600grafts at a time and then replanting them. This ensures that time out of body is less than or equal to1 hour only. This is the shortest period acheivable. Many centers do upto 2000-2500 grafts at a time so that time out of body goes upto 4-5 hours. We are proud of our time out of body quantum. Though this may cause some sacrifice of time but results are more important.

Follow up: follow up period is critical for the patient when there are many doubts and anxieties in his mind. In our clinic, Dr. P. J. Mazumdar will remain always accessible to the patient directly on his personal cell for any questions the patient may have during this period.

The academic certificates of Dr. P. J. Mazumdar may be examined here: Academic Certificates. His resume can be perused here: Resume. To find the contact address and other details, go to Contact. The blog contains various blog posts mainly on Hair Transplant. The Forum is where questions can be asked. To see photos of hair transplant cases done in Downtown Hair transplant clinic, go to Gallery. The Blog, Forum and Gallery pages are still under construction, please revisit after about a month.

By Palash Mazumdar