[Posted on May 15st, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Puig]
When you make the decision to have a hair transplant in Houston, you are committing yourself to a medical procedure that will likely change your life. While there are certainly many reasons to be excited about having a full head of hair, there is also reason to consider what you must do to maintain the results of your surgery. You want to do all you can to ensure that your transplant performs optimally.
Three tips to encourage transplant growth
There are several things you can do to promote the success of your hair transplant, and it only makes sense to cover all of your bases. Following some of these tips may appear difficult at first, but when you consider what you will gain by it – a thicker, fuller head of hair – it is well worth the effort.
Tip 1 – Hands off
It is one of the strange facts of human physiology that quite often, healing results in itching – itching that you are not supposed to scratch. It can take supreme willpower to avoid scratching an itch, but when it comes to your hair transplant in Houston, you must exercise this supreme control.
Your transplant is a delicate thing, and intense rubbing and scratching can damage it. Follow your doctor’s advice on how and when to touch your scalp post-surgery to avoid stopping your progress before it even starts.
Tip 2 – Eat healthy
This tip appears to be unavoidable it you want to maximize your results in just about anything, including a hair transplant. Your body first needs to heal, and then it needs to grow. Proper hair growth requires a balanced diet – plenty of water, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and protein.
It is also important to avoid eating any foods you may be allergic to, as even mild allergic reactions can cause inflammation. Some people are surprised to discover that they are allergic to wheat, soy, corn or dairy. Sometimes the only way to find this out is to remove these items from your diet, then reintroduce them one by one to observe any reaction.
Tip 3 – Consider supplements
While there is no consensus on whether supplements are as beneficial as they claim to be, there still may be some benefit to taking them. When you get your hair transplant in Houston, you should ask your physician if there are any supplements he or she recommends for improved hair growth.
The University of Maryland Medical Center, on their page discussing hair loss and other skin disorders, mentions the herb Ginko biloba as a possible supplement to improve blood flow and provide antioxidant support.
Supplements such as Ginko may be an extra way to boost the performance of your procedure, and are worth considering.
Do your part to encourage growth
When you commit to a hair transplant in Houston, you are choosing a cutting-edge procedure that will change the way you look at yourself, and the way others see you as well. This is an exciting time, but it is also a time when you should consider what you could do to help the procedure work.
By following the above tips, you can help your body do what you need it to. This will help ensure you get the results you want, as quickly as possible.