Hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure with a very high success rate today; the improvements in the techniques and technological devices used in the system enable the patients to get the maximum benefit out of the system and increase the number of patients who opted it.
As with the procedure, the recovery and the aftercare of the transplanted hair are significant too.
A hair transplant recovery period is quite comfortable compared to other cosmetic surgeries; however, the final appearance of the results takes relatively longer because the transplanted follicles require adequate time to settle in their new place and regulate their growth cycle. While patients can return to their daily life a few days after the operation, appropriate aftercare practices still carry great importance during this period between the process and the final results.
Hair transplants can be performed in every season safely; however, winter is often considered the best season. In winter, as in every season, the transplanted hair should be treated according to seasonal conditions.
Will my transplanted hair get affected by the cold weather?
It is very safe to have a hair transplant during winter as long as the aftercare instructions are followed carefully, and inadequate care and attention are given to the transplanted hair.
Here are a few points patients should be careful with in winter;
- Keep your hair transplant area away from the cold and rain. Especially if you are in the early recovery period of your hair transplant, you should protect the site from the rain and cold. Patients are advised to stay indoors as much as possible during winter; however, if you need to go outside, you can use loose hats and berets to protect your head from external factors. The looseness of the hats you use is significant because tight caps can harm your transplanted hair and may cause different side effects during recovery.
- Keep your hair and scalp moist. Our skin and hair are more prone to dry during winter due to the cold and windy weather. It is essential to use the prescribed lotions and shampoos to keep your scalp and hair moist. These products are beneficial in keeping the hair transplant area away from damage or dryness and supporting healing. It is also advisable to be careful with nutrition and stay hydrated to maintain the moisture in your scalp.
- Keep the sweating under control. Most people are eager to dress in layers, using the heater at the highest level of exercise during winter to be protected from the cold. However, these practices may cause sweating when done excessively; sweat may cause infections and irritation on the scalp, making your healing process quite uncomfortable. Therefore, patients should be careful with the practices which may cause them to sweat during winter.
The basic rules to keep your hair transplant results safe during winter are not difficult to follow; with enough attention, a hair transplant is a safe and successful operation every season. To get further information on the procedure and aftercare process, please get in touch with Mono Hair Transplant Clinic; our medical consultants look forward to meeting you.