There are some situations that should be considered, such as the sleeping position after hair transplantation. These warnings are explained to the individual by the doctor or nurses before and/or after the application. Individuals should pay attention to these warnings both to take precautions against complications and to have a more comfortable post-treatment process. In this content, we will talk about what people who have hair transplantation should pay attention to when it is time to sleep during the recovery process.
Sleep After Hair Transplant
Although hair transplant treatment techniques are different from each other, the healing process is the same in most techniques and every individual who has this procedure should be careful when it is time to sleep.
First of all, individuals should know that no textile material should touch the application area in the first days after the procedure. The pillow used while sleeping can prevent the scalp from breathing. In addition, the roots of the hair are still in a delicate state and can be easily damaged. Since the scalp tissue and the hair follicle tissue are not yet fully fused, some hair follicles may die and this may cause the entire treatment process to fail.
Some individuals may think that they can protect their hair follicles by wearing a hat or wrapping a plastic bag or nylon while they sleep. However, it is definitely not right to prevent the scalp from breathing in this way. Hair follicles are alive and it is very important for the scalp to breathe, especially in the first days. It is even recommended that individuals avoid dusty environments during the day just for this reason. Because dusts can lead to clogging of the pores on the scalp.
Sleeping Position After Hair Transplant
Of course, an option such as being without sleep for a few days is not possible for those who have had a hair transplant. You don’t have to keep yourself awake for long hours either. For this, it is important to sleep in the right sleeping position or to use special pillows for support to get adequate sleep.
Don’t Sleep on Your Stomach
Sleeping on your stomach means that your face is on the pillow and your head is up. Although it sounds very logical, sleeping this way can cause swelling and swelling of the scalp. Swelling is of course a normal and expected symptom for the first days. In order to reduce swelling and prevent it from increasing, it should be slept in a normal sleeping position.
Raise Your Head More Than Usual
You should sleep with your head elevated to reduce edema, shorten recovery time and protect hair follicles. It is best to use a reclining chair to protect your hair. If you do not have such an option, you can use a neck pillow with an empty middle used during travel. In this way, your hair stays in the air and you can sleep comfortably by providing enough support to your neck.
Check Your Pillow
Some bleeding in the form of leakage is normal in the first days. As the procedure area will heal over time, the bleeding will go away on its own and you don’t have to worry. However, you should not forget that bleeding can lead to infection and you should keep your scalp as hygienic as possible.
One of the things to do for this is to check your pillow frequently. If you notice a blood leak, you should replace your pillow. Blood can quickly become moldy on surfaces and lead to infection.
How Many Days Should You Pay Attention to Sleep Position After Hair Transplantation?
7 – 10 days is sufficient to carefully maintain the sleeping position after hair transplantation. However, your doctor will tell you the best time. You should not miss your follow-up appointments and follow your doctor’s recommendations. The necessary information will be given by your coordinator and your Doctor.
Individuals who survive the 7-10 day process are usually those who are completely free of symptoms such as residual bleeding and edema. Individuals should also pay attention to some issues during the day to reduce edema and bleeding. Not only the time to sleep, but also what you do during the day is very important in this process.
Some situations that you can pay attention to during the day:
- Avoiding alcohol and smoking
- Avoiding all sexual activities
- Reducing salt consumption and packaged foods containing high sodium
- Consuming healthy and light foods
- Avoiding any work that requires too much effort
- Relaxing at home
- Avoiding sunlight and dusty places
- Drinking plenty of water
- Avoid touching the scalp and cut off all contact as much as possible.
As long as you pay attention to all these elements and your sleeping position, your body will respond faster and more positively in the post-treatment period. It should be noted that when you do not pay attention to these factors, results such as increased edema, increased bleeding, infection, and inability to achieve the hair appearance expected from the procedure can be achieved.
After Hair Transplant Process in Turkey
Individuals who plan to have hair transplant treatment in Turkey are given detailed information on all necessary issues by the doctors and nurses in the clinic, and the individual is followed closely. Thanks to these follow-ups, it is checked whether the health status of the individual is progressing as it should be in the post-hair transplant process and risks such as infection and excess edema are minimized.
Also, thanks to regular hair washing sessions, the hair will fuse faster and more with the scalp. When you get through this process, your hair volume will be better than ever and your hairline will be improved.
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