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Are Additional Treatments to Hair Transplantation Necessary?

We all want the best results possible from a cosmetics procedure. At times, such an aim is a low hanging fruit, other times not so much. Particularly with surgical procedures that do not have immediate results, maintenance is vital to achieving the full potential. Hair transplants belongs to the category of surgeries that require patience — the average waiting period for hair transplantation results to appear in about a year. In that period, patients are willing to do whatever it takes to end with a satisfying end result. Often considering additional treatments post hair transplantation. However, the million dollar question remains, are additional treatments to hair transplantation necessary? To answer this question, we need to go through a few points.

Hair loss causes

Hair falls out for a variety of reasons. However, not all underlying causes make a patient eligible for hair transplantation. To keep it short, hair loss that can be reversed naturally is not treated by hair transplant. From this statement, we can conclude that other causes can be responsible for hair loss. Additionally, more often than not, they are not serious health issues. Just simple eating habits and lifestyle changes can turn the table around.

Complementary treatments to hair transplant include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Stress management
  • PRP therapy

So, what additional treatments to hair transplantation

should one consider?

Dietary related:

Hair fall happens when the diets we follow are deficient in essential vitamins such as vitamins A vitamin H and the B vitamins. When our daily dietary intake does not contain sufficient amounts of these vitamins, our hair will consequently begin to shed. As is the case with natural hair, the transplanted hair is not resistant to these dietary deficiencies. It is vital to supply the hair with critical building blocks for healthy and shiny hair.

So to preserve the transplanted hair and keep them growing, hair vitamin pills are one of the few additional treatments to hair transplantation that do wonders.

Stress related:

It is unfortunate that our mental health tends to take its toll on our physical health. When we are faced with emotional stress, our body responds by releasing hormones to help the body adapt and deal with the situation. In the attempt to readjust, the body releases hormones and neurotransmitters, which initiate a cascade of reactions where hair loss occurs. To keep the hair healthy, it is crucial to continually meditate and learn how to go through rough patches in life without overworking yourself.

To combat or prevent stress from taking its toll on the hair:

  • Get enough sleep, anywhere between 6-9 hours is sufficient.
  • Stay hydrated. Water does wonders on the overall health of your body, skin, and health.
  • Exercise. Physical activity can adjust hormonal levels and maintain body functions.
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages as they tend to increase the levels of anxiety.

These may not precisely be additional ‘treatments’ to hair transplantation. However, they sure do help in maintaining the overall quality and health of hair.

PRP therapy:

For certain people, the cause of hair loss is not due to diet or stress. In some cases, the follicular units are generally weaker than should be and are susceptible to hair fall. In events like this, hair transplantation is successful, but patients have to walk on eggshells when handling their hairs. To avoid this entire struggle, we advise hair transplant patients to consider platelet-rich plasma as an additional treatment to hair transplantation.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)  is a treatment that uses the person’s own plasma to strengthen the hair. The perks of using one’s plasma include avoiding the triggering of an immune response. So why plasma? Plasma includes growth factors that when injected into the scalp, spur the growth and longevity of the hair tissue.

Most hair transplant clinics in Turkey provide a PRP therapy as a complementary treatment to hair transplantation due to its success and grave impacts on the results.

To conclude
Hair transplantation is currently the only permanent solution to hair loss. It goes without saying, that this is not the main reason for its popularity of course. There is more to hair transplantation and its successful natural-looking results. However, that does not mean that the surgery is low maintenance, On the contrary, patients need to eat a balanced diet that consists of the essential vitamins: vitamin A, Vitamin H, and the B Vitamins. Moreover, leading a stress-free life can help accentuate the results of the surgery. Also, we recommend PRP therapy as an additional treatment to hair transplantation as it contains growth factors that can spur the natural growth of hairs. If taken care of, the results of hair transplantations are unparalleled.

So, yes additional treatments can be necessary. For more information and guidance, contact us for a free virtual consultation we are more than pleased to guide you.