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Itching scalp after a Hair Transplant

Itching scalp after a Hair Transplant. There is no doubt that getting a hair transplant is truly exciting, because you are about to find an effective and permanent way to treat hair loss. However, like any other procedure, there is a recovery period for hair transplant, during which your scalp may feel itchy.
Take into account that each follicle is extracted from the donor area with a small tool, that although it does not produce cuts or sutures are necessary, it will produce a small scrape that needs to heal.

Recovery process after a hair transplant

The immune system of our body is smart and acts quickly against any attack. In the case of hair transplantat, the extraction of follicles from the back of the head sends a signal to start the healing process. From there, a protective layer for the skin will appear that we know as scabs and it is these that produce what we know as itching.

How does the itch go away?

Itching after a DHI hair transplant procedure usually lasts for 1 week. However, in rare cases, it could take up to 4 weeks to go away. Your Itching scalp after a Hair Transplant  can be particularly intense in the first 4-5 days after hair transplantation when you cannot wash the top of your head. After washing this area for the first time after treatment, the itching will ease up.

What can I do to improve the itching?

If you have had DHI hair transplant surgery, certain things will help reduce itchy scalp. First, it is important to avoid sunlight, sexual activity, swimming, sauna, or hot baths. As for remedies, saltwater spray, antihistamines, and medicated shampoo can help. However, do not take any medications without first consulting with your doctor.

Aside from these tips, make sure you are using prescribed medications and follow all instructions your surgeon gives you. Avoid smoking and alcohol completely for a few weeks before and after surgery. Also, be sure to drink adequate amounts of water. If your scalp itches too much, you can apply any oil or petroleum jelly as recommended by your doctor. This will help you control the itching to some degree. Make sure you don’t deviate from your doctor’s instructions regarding medications and aftercare. If you follow this advice, you will be fine in a few weeks.

If you are concerned about the way your hair has been falling out, contact us at DHI Panama, you can have a free online consultation through WhatsApp 6349-5550; filling out our contact form or writing to the website chat.