Medication after hair transplant
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Taking proper medication after a hair transplant is one of the key parameters in the aftercare of hair transplant for better results. In this blog we will look at the right medication regimen you need to undertake after hair transplant surgery to ensure that your transplanted hair stays healthy.
After a hair transplant, doctors generally advise having some oral antibiotics and topical antibacterial cream for applying on the open wound for the first few days. Medications such as Minoxidil and Finasteride, along with treatments such as Dermaroller, PRP, etc. are usually prescribed.
The most important thing to know first is – What are Minoxidil and Finasteride, and how does it work?
Other medications after hair transplant that can be prescribed are:
Inflammations of the scalp are common among patients who have undergone a hair transplant, as discussed previously. It occurs due to the medications and incisions. Anti-swelling medications either control inflammations from occurring altogether or reduce the existing inflammations after a hair transplant.
The growth of harmful bacteria is common in the areas that have undergone hair plant surgeries. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent bacterial infections caused as a result of hair transplant.
Hair transplant surgery causes pain like any other surgery. The patient does not experience pain during a hair transplant because it is performed under general anesthesia. But the patient is likely to experience pain after the surgery, when the effects of anesthesia has worn off. Hence, painkiller tablets may be prescribed by the surgeon.
Vitamins and supplements aid in healing surgical wounds, repairing damaged cells, and boosting of the immune system. As a result, they may be prescribed by the surgeon, as per his/her discretion.
You may be recommended a lotion and shampoo for 14 days as they help in moisturizing the skin, softening the scabs, and aiding in the healing process. Use your fingertips gently on the grafts, taking care not to harshly rub them. Also, remember not to take showers under high pressure.
Anxiolytic or anti-anxiety medications may be prescribed to some patients who experience extreme stress due to the hair transplant surgery. These medications help patients to relax.
The above medications for hair transplant are definitely very necessary after a hair transplant. However, the question that arises is how many days after hair transplant can one start taking these medications.
You should consult a Dermatologist and your Hair Transplant Surgeon before taking any hair growth medications, whether it be oral or topical.
For more information about Hair Transplants, pre and post op care, speak to a dermatologist.
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