No, sweating does not affect the hair transplant procedure at all. In Fact, more sweating means more circulation in the scalp, so sweating is good for a hair transplant. We encourage our patients to get back to their original routine as well as workouts as sweating doesn’t cause any harm to a hair transplant.
When a patient reaches our center first and foremost he is asked what he wants from the procedure, the type of hairline he wishes, which are the priority areas that he wants to get covered, all his fears and doubts are cleared and then after that, the doctor starts assessing the donor area to see the quality and availability of hair. Donor areas include the back of the head, beard, pubic hair, and hair from other parts of the body. The number of grafts to be implanted is discussed, time consumed in the procedure is told, hairline designing is done after discussing the likes and dislikes of the patient at length, temporals are marked and approved by the patient.
Once the hairline design is finalized, trimming starts and the donor area, as well as the grafted area, is exposed, various markings are done, tests such as Allergy tests (to confirm that the patient isn’t allergic to any of the drugs we use during the procedure), blood tests are performed and then finally the hair transplant procedure is started.
During the procedure first of all Extraction is performed, followed by Slitting (in which spaces are made for the grafts to be implanted in), and lastly Implantation is done.
Hair Transplantation at our center is performed under local anesthesia which is given through the thinnest possible needle (30 caliber needle) to ensure pain-free hair restoration. Secondly, as far as extraction is concerned we are using the finest possible punch (0.6mm size) which does not cause any pain. So practically hair transplant at our center is a pain-free procedure.
According to Dr. Niraj Kakkar, says “Hair on top of the head can be DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) sensitive and are prone to fall. The rest of the hair in the body (like side hair on the head, back hair on head, beard, pubic hair, etc.) are DHT resistant. So theoretically, if we implant hair from these areas to the grafting area, they are going to be there life long and they do as well. But sometimes in some cases, the human body tends to reject 5-10% of the hair in due course of time. So, such small hair loss should easily be acceptable.
If you have scratched your scalp after the hair transplant within 12-15 days of the procedure then there are chances that you have damaged your hair follicles. You will have to get that area transplanted again. There is no other option apart from re-transplanting. So, be careful.
There is no help required from a patient after the hair transplant is done. If someone needs help from Recover Hair Transplant, then they click a picture of their scalp and send it to the center. And the needful information is provided immediately from the center.
Yes, you can shave your head after hair transplant because once your roots are established in your scalp, then nothing can stop your hair from regrowing. But, usually people don’t shave their head after hair transplant unless religiously required.
According to Dr. Niraj Kakkar “Patience is of utmost importance after the transplant as hair doesn’t grow overnight. The rate of hair growth is about 7-10mm/month. Hair growth is noticed by touching the scalp with your finger after 3-4 months and full results are achieved 8-12 months after the transplant.
You can also keep testing your hair growth on your own. Try to feel your hair with your finger, once you start feeling small hair it simply means your hair has started growing.”
We don’t recommend leaving by yourself immediately after the hair transplant. If you have a driver or are going by any other means then you can leave right after the transplant. But if you’re driving on your own, then you can leave the next day.
You can easily sleep after hair transplant. But, in some cases people complain that they are not able to sleep in the first 1-2 days after the transplant. This can be because during the procedure the patients cover up their sleep which can lead to disruption of the sleep cycle. But after a day or two you come back to your normal sleeping cycle.