Archive for the ‘Swelling’ Category

Ice Compress to Reduce Swelling After a Hair Transplant?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Q:
Hello Doctor,

I was wondering if it is okay to ice the forehead and donor area to reduce potential swelling. I will make sure to not touch the grafts in the recipient area.

A:

Ice Pack for swelling after hair transplnat

Some people may recommend putting cold compress or ice, after a hair transplant, on the donor or recipient areas. However, it may not affect the swelling much, since the swelling which happens after a hair transplant, is mostly post-inflammatory swelling. Post-inflammatory swelling is generally a secondary reaction to the healing of your scalp skin.

However, if putting ice around the transplanted area, such as on the forehead or on donor area, makes you feel better you may carefully do so. Make sure to keep the contact time for ice minimum and do not leave the compress on one spot longer than a few seconds in order to prevent tissue ischemia.

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Donor Thickness After FUE Transplant

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Q:

Hello Dr. Mohebi, I had a 1500 graft FUE transplant with you about 2 months ago. In the procedure, 1500 grafts were taken from the back, left side of my head. I’m having concerns because at 2 months post op, there is a noticeable difference in the thickness of my hair between the left side and right side. In the donor area, a lot more of my head can be seen. I like to keep my hair short at a #2 guard and I’m just a little concerned because there is a noticeable difference at that length. My question is, is this normal or should I be concerned about it? Will it get better over the next few months? And is there anything I can do to fix this? Any help would be great. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Thanks.

FUE Transplant by Dr. Parsa Mohebi

6 Months After FUE Transplant

A:

Removing 1500 grafts from one side of the scalp usually does not leave a noticeable change.  I have never seen this as a problem.  However, it is a bit difficult to judge it at this point since you may also be experiencing some of the neighboring hair going to resting phase known as telogen effluvium, due to the inflammation of the healing.  This will be reversed when the resting follicles start growing new hair, as time goes by.  Feel free to let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

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Exercise After Hair Transplant

Friday, May 17th, 2013

exercise after hair transplantQ:

I am post op day 5 from my hair transplant. I exercise regularly and my regular fitness routine is an extensive swimming program in the pool. I usually wear a swimmers cap to reduce the friction as most advanced swimmers and to protect my hair from long term chlorine damage. How will this affect my hair transplant? As you probably know the caps are very tight.

A:

Exercise after hair transplant is generally allowed after the first few days.  Wearing a cap at this point is probably OK.  However, since the swimmers cap is very tight I prefer you are on the safe side and wait 7 days. This is the minimum time we like to recommend to re-engage in exercise after a hair transplant procedure.  If there are any further concerns we can certainly see you in the office, I anticipate all will be just fine with that waiting period.

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