When a person plans a hair transplant then there are numerous questions which come into mind. One such question is about wearing of a cap or hat after the surgical procedure. Our experts here at Dubai Hair Club always welcome any question related to hair loss or hair grafting so that you can get the perfect answer. If you are looking for hair restoration and have some concerns then ask our experts by filling the form available on our website. Hair transplant is the only process through which baldness and hair thinning can be countered permanently. The hair that grows out as a result of surgical restoration does not undergo further loss. This allows a person to adopt any hairstyle of choice and helps in boosting the overall persona as well as the confidence.
The hair after a transplant does not grow overnight and takes about a year to grow out to full length. This may seem like a long period but considering the results, the wait is totally worthwhile. There are a number of questions that people have about the transplant. One of the usual inquiries is that can a wear a cap or a hat after a hair transplant surgery. We shall look into the matter in a little detail to understand this.
The transplant process
The transplant starts with the cutting of the hair as per requirements of the surgeon and numbing down of the scalp. The surgeon then collects follicles either by removing a strip of the scalp (Strip Method Transplant) or by punching out individual follicles (Follicular Unit Extraction).
In the meantime, incisions are made in the recipient site so that the follicles can be placed in them. These incisions are made with great care to ensure that the hair grows out in the right direction. The surgeon places the follicles one by one.
Once the process is complete, the donor area is bandaged and the transplant patient can go home. Certain medications may be given in order to ensure that there is on headache after the procedure. These medications may need to be taken for a few days to come.
General post treatment care
- You will need to rest for a few days. The exact number of days will depend on the hair transplant technique used.
- You will be given antibiotics to ensure that you do not get an infection on the healing wounds from the surgery.
- You will also have to avoid exercise, too much movement and massaging the scalp for some time.
- You must not smoke for at least three weeks to ensure that the follicles get all the nutrition they need.
Can you wear a cap or a hat?
In the first couple of weeks, this is certainly not a good idea. The follicles are quite vulnerable initially. Once some time has gone by, it will not be an issue. Especially once the shedding – the process in which the transplanted hair fall to make way for new ones to grow (shock loss) – is over, you can wear a cap.
The cap must not be too tight though in ideal conditions. This will protect the growing follicles against the sun and also make the transplant a little less than obvious. A large hat can also do well to hide the scars from the follicles collection from the donor area until the hair can grow long enough to cover.
For more queries and concerns, or to book a hair transplant at Dubai Hair Club at discounted rate, call us now or fill the consultation form. By filling the form now, you will not only earn an absolutely free scalp analysis but also a discount of up to $250.