After a Hair Transplant, What is Post-op Wound Dressing and How Soon Can I Shower?October 17th, 2006
Q I had a friend that had to wear a turban-like bandage on his head for a week after his hair transplant, but his procedure was a number of years ago. What is the post-op dressing like now and how soon can you shower after a hair transplant procedure?
A: Patients leave the office after the surgical hair restoration wearing only a tennis band wrap and a surgeons cap (that can be worn under a baseball cap).
The morning following the hair transplantation, the dressing can be removed and no further dressings or bandages need to be used.
The day following hair transplant surgery I suggest patients to take 3 or 4 showers to remove the crusting as it forms. The crusts are removed by gently shampooing with a copper-peptide based product. After the 1st day following the procedure, the crusts no longer form and showering/shampooing can be decreased to twice a day; morning and night.
After the first week, showering once a day is fine.Related Posts:
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Tags: Copper-peptide Shampoo, Hair Transplant Bandages, Post-op, Post-op Dressing, Scalp Crusting After Hair Transplant, Shampoo After Hair Transplant, Wound Dressing After Hair Transplant Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on October 17th, 2006 at 9:24 am