Reduce Swelling After Hair Transplant

Reduce Swelling After Hair Transplant

Reduce Swelling After Hair Transplant Today we will discuss the issue of reduce swelling after hair transplant. Among the complications after hair transplantation, swelling in the head after hair transplantation takes an important place. Many questions arise in the minds of those who experience swelling after hair transplantation. It is useful to summarize these questions briefly. Is it normal? Is it okay? How many days will it take? When will it pass? How Does It Pass? How is edema removed? What Are the Risks? such questions are encountered.

Post-hair swelling is a common condition after hair transplantation. The forehead, face, and eyelids are the areas most affected by this swelling and can impair the person’s quality of life. A throbbing pain may occur depending on the tension that occurs with the feeling of swelling. After the hair transplant, you can significantly reduce the swelling with simple measures. In fact, you can easily get through this period without any swelling.  Can You Get Hair Implants On Your Forehead?

Why Does Face Swelling Occur After Hair Transplantation?

Forehead swelling and swelling of the eyelids and symptoms are common between the 2nd and 5th days after the hair transplant operation. Sometimes it can be very severe and the eyelids may close and the person may have difficulty opening their eyes. Sometimes this swelling in the eye can cause temporary bruises (ecchymosis) on the eyelids. In fact, swelling after hair transplantation is normal and expected.


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Especially in the FUE method, during the transplantation process, doctors open micro channels to place the hair follicles in the balding area.
Then they place the hair follicles one by one in these holes. In order for the hair follicles to be placed easily and properly, it is necessary to inject the isotonic fluid (saline fluid), which we call physiological saline, under the skin.

The areas where liquid enters expand and become relatively soft. In this way, hair follicles settle more easily. For this reason, it is necessary to inflate the hair transplantation area. The hair follicles in the swollen area easily settle in the previously open channels. In addition, ducts and needle strikes in the scalp are a minor trauma.Edema that occurs in response to trauma is also a defense mechanism of the body. This isotonic fluid starts to descend towards the forehead area with the effect of gravity, which lasts 2-3 days after hair transplantation.

In the canal method, facial swelling is more common. Severe swelling may descend from the forehead to the eye area. There may even be areas of ecchymoses around the eyes that we call bruises. In fact, a significant part of this swelling is due to failure to follow the simple recommendations suggested by the doctor.

When Does Swelling Pass After Hair Transplantation? How many days will it take?

Normally, these swelling disappears spontaneously in about 1 week. These fluids enter the body’s circulation and exit the body through urine through the kidneys. In addition, local anesthesia fluids given to numb the transplantation area other than saline can cause swelling. As you can see, swelling after hair transplantation is actually an expected condition. However, the doctor or clinical staff who will perform the hair transplant operation must explain this situation correctly. Because the person who has a hair transplant may think this swelling is an abnormal situation.

Post Hair Transplant Swelling (Edema) Classification

Post-hair transplant swelling can be classified according to the severity of the clinical situation:

Stage 0: No swelling.
Stage 1: There is edema only on the upper part of the forehead. It is slightly overcome.
Stage 2: Swelling in the forehead, edema in the upper and lower forehead. Medical treatment is rarely required.
Stage 3: Edema around the eyes. It is a little slower.
Stage 4: Bruising on the eyelids. It may take up to 10 days for the bruises to disappear.


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What Can You Do To Reduce Swelling After Hair Transplantation?

There are some methods to reduce this swelling. The proper lying position of the head during sleep reduces edema. Doctors recommend sleeping in a semi-sitting position with high head. An average head position of 45 degrees is sufficient. Using two pillows and keeping the head high during sleep can solve this problem. Do not lie face down. This increases the formation of swelling after hair transplantation and increases the risk of dislocation of the roots by rubbing the planted roots against the pillow and the roots may be damaged. Apart from this, there is no serious risk of swelling after hair transplantation. You should follow the nutrition and post-planting rest advice given to you. Highly salty foods can increase the amount of swelling as it will increase fluid retention. It will be beneficial to eat your meals with less salt before the operation.

Take care not to disturb the sleep pattern.We don’t believe there is any point in banning pain relievers like aspirin from increasing edema. We think that aspirin will be more beneficial in feeding hair follicles as it increases capillary blood flow and permeability (capillary circulation and permeability).
Drink plenty of fluids. Drink lots of water. Since the circulation will accelerate, the removal of edema fluid in the forehead and face area from the body will be faster through the urinary tract. How To Get Hair Implants?

Swelling After Hair Transplantation and DHI Hair Transplantation

With the DHI hair transplant method, there is no swelling after hair transplantation or it becomes lighter than other methods. In DHI hair transplantation, it is not necessary to give isotonic to inflate the head. Doctors only give the liquid during anesthesia and can easily transplant without giving liquid. For this reason, swelling conditions are less than other methods used. There is no need for any treatment for the swelling in the neck after hair transplantation. This will pass by itself.

Swelling on Forehead, Neck, Eye and Face After Hair Transplantation

It occurs primarily on the scalp and spreads to the forehead, neck, face and eyes. But this situation does not occur in the same way for everyone. In other words, the swelling remains on the scalp in some people, and in some people it spreads to the eyes, face, forehead and neck. In general, most people experience this condition at a mild level. There may be people who live a bit busy, although there is an exception, but there is nothing to worry about. Generally, after sowing, when the patients tilt their heads down, this edema on the head goes down to the forehead and face area.