Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Tips to Reduce Swelling After Hair Transplant

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 24, 2012
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Quick Bites

  • The swelling after transplant reduces over the time but if it persists it can lead to complications.
  • Swelling can affect the eye area, so cold compressions would help in reducing the swelling.
  • Avoid the intake of aspirin and ibuprofen for a week as these drugs cause thinning.
  • Keep the head in elevated position by using several pillows under the neck while sleeping.

More

Hair transplant causes numerous side effects and one of them is swelling. Reduction in swelling should occur after 1 week of transplant, but if not reduced, it can cause discomfort in the initial days and also result in infection.

Reduce Swelling After Hair TransplantThe swelling generally reduces over the time but if it persists it can lead to complications. In case the swelling persists for longer days and becomes uncomfortable, following measures should be taken in order to reduce the swelling.

 

Keep the Head Elevated


Keep the head in elevated position by using several pillows under the neck while sleeping. This decreases swelling and also reduces the chance of developing any damage to the transplanted hair.

 

Use of Medications


Some drugs help in reducing the incidence of swelling but these drugs should be taken according to the prescription of a doctor. Some anti-inflammatory drugs also act on swellings other than their action as analgesic.

 

Cold compression around the eyes


Swelling can affect the eye area, so application of cold compressions would help in reducing the swelling by decreasing the blood flow in that region by constricting the tiny blood vessels present in near the eyes. But you should be careful not to apply too much cold also as it may affect the growth of new hair follicles.

 

Avoid excessive physical activity


Avoid any vigorous physical activity as it can increase the swelling and the healing process. It can also cause bursting of the swellings resulting in blood clots and infections.

 

Avoid specific drugs


Avoid the intake of aspirin and ibuprofen for a week as these drugs causes thinning of the blood and thus elevates swelling.

 

Use of steroids


A very low dosage of steroid such as Kenalog, Medrol and Triamcinolone helps in reducing the swelling in the forehead. These steroids are given in the form of injections. Even corticosteroids are also given to reduce the swelling.


Swelling is a very common side effect of hair transplant procedure. Generally it is a mild side-effect which disappears after few days, but sometimes it does get severe and persists for longer duration. In that case proper medication and care should be taken to rectify the situation.

 

 

Read more articles on Hair Growth.

 

 

Related Articles
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Write a Review
Post a Comment
Disclaimer +
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.
Comments
  • syed safvee hussain31 Aug 2012
    still i m loosing my hair,is transplant helpful in that conditions also,
  • syed safvee hussain31 Aug 2012
    i have lost some of my hair from the front side and my hair became so thin,my hair growth is so poor,i tryed so many things but of no use..i want go for hair transplant but in affordible cost,i am so much depressed about my hair problem.what to do,any body give me information
  • paulo Arantes06 Aug 2012
    It's so hard to be bald! I found myself really depressed after I lost the little bit of hair that I've had. Then I went to brazil to make a hair implant because most of mu family are from there. The result was awesome! The clinic's name was <a href="http://www.vincihairclinic.com.br/">Vinci Hair</a>, I totally advise you going there. Tks!