1 – Smoking
Tobacco products all contain nicotine. Nicotine restricts blood circulation throughout the body. Nicotine does this by doing two things. The first thing it does is reducing your blood cells’ capacity to carry oxygen by interfering with lung functions. And the second thing it does is narrowing your blood vessels. Shrinked blood vessels both harm the blood vessels themselves and the circulation. These factors contribute to hair transplant failure.
2 – Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol is a blood diluent, meaning it thins your blood. Just like the medication aspirin. Consuming alcohol before or after transplantation increases your risk of bleeding. Thus, it reduces the survival rate of follicles and increases the chance of infection. Alcohol is an enormous factor when it comes to hair transplant failure.
3 – Sweating
Sweating excessively shortly after transplantation puts your grafts under risk. The saltiness of your sweat harms the healing grafts and reduces the survivability of the grafts. You should avoid heavy physical activities for a while after transplantation, and if you live in a hot climate, you should limit the time you spend outdoors during days.
4 – Increased blood pressure
High blood pressure puts your implanted hair under risk of uprooting. Lifting heavy weights or exerting too much physical force in a short period increases blood pressure. So skip the gym for a couple of months after the operation.
5 – Neglecting Hair Care
After the operation, you should wash your hair every day for the first seven days. This helps get rid of the scabbing and the scar tissue and paves the way for your new follicles to grow out.
6 – Not Keeping Your Head Upright
During the operation, you get local anaesthesia injections and some serum. These fluids cause swelling to occur on your head. Keeping your neck bent for long periods of time, for example, when looking at your phone, has risks. Oedema in your scalp may travel down to your face and make you uncomfortable.
7 – Using Electric Razors
Electric razors cut hair by violently moving its blades. This much violence carries a risk of dislodging your delicate follicles. Have your hair cut only with scissors for at least 3-4 months.
8 – Not taking your prescribed medication
Your doctor will prescribe you some medication after the operation. You should follow your doctor’s instructions so as not to jeopardise the operation at its most delicate phase.
9 – Failing to Clean Up Bloodrest and Crusts
At around 7-10 days after the operation, your transplanted hair will form a layer of crust. You need to get rid of this debris with a light massage during your showers. Your doctor will give you further instructions as to how you will do this.
10 – Using Too Hot or Too Cold Water In Shower
When taking a shower, it is important to set the temperature to a lukewarm degree. Water too cold can tighten your skin and similarly too hot can loosen the skin too much. Also do not use pressurised water when washing transplanted hair. Having a bath at an extreme temperature may lead to a failed hair transplant. Forceful showerheads pose a risk for your transplanted hair. We recommend using a bottle or a container to wet your hair. esteGrande instagram