What can I apply to my scalp after hair transplant surgery to minimize discomfort?

Consult surgeon. You must be cautious to minimize disruption of the delicate grafts placed. Although a variety of medications such as steroids may be prescribed to dimishe swelling and promote hair growth (propecia, rogaine), discuss this with your physcian.
Follow MDs advice. You should not apply anything to your surgical area without permission of your treating doctor. Use of oral medications for discomfort are an option, but should only be done with the permission of your physician.
Try oral meds. Unless directed by your transplant surgeon, don't put any medications or chemicals on your scalp if you just had a transplant. Pain is usually not substantial. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen would be good choices, or use a prescription if your surgeon gave you one. If the pain is severe, or not relieved by your medications, give your md a call.

Related Questions

How long does it take to recover after hair transplant surgery?

1 week. It is best to avoid over-exertion for the first week following hair transplantation. This gives the newly placed hair units a chance to become accepted in the new location and gain circulation. Read more...
Minimal Downtime. Although the recovery is mild, you will likely want to take some "social" downtime as the hair can have a somewhat crusty/scabby appearance for the first several days. The newly transplanted hairs will go through a natural cycle before growing in to stay... This can take 3-6 months. Hope this helps! Read more...
Quick recovery. Most people can perform normal daily activity the next day after hair transplantation. Scabs will be present for 5-7 days. Exercise can be resumed in 5-7 days. Read more...
Brief Down Time. There is a relatively brief downtime for hair transplants particulary if the fue techniques are used and donor sites are minimized. Grafts may take some time before demonstatiing hair growth. Read more...

I had hair transplant surgery 7+ months ago. Is taking Accutane ok now?

Hmmm. I don't think I have had anyone ask me that question before. Hair loss has been described with Accutane use. At the age of 62 I am assuming this is not for nodulocystic acne. I would have a sit-down discussion with your dermatologist about the risks and benefits of the medication in your case. A tough one to answer in such a short space. Read more...

Can you tell me more about bosley hair transplant surgery?

Permanent HairGrowth. Hair Transplant Surgery is the only way to permanently restore living & growing hair into a severely depleted area. Large national clinics offer strip-harvest primarily, NOT minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE, which leaves no linear scar. Search for and travel to a physician who is recommended by IAHRS.org, certified by ABHRS and is a FULL TIME specialist in hair transplantation with his own photos. Read more...

Can hair transplant surgery restore a full head of hair to someone who is completely bald, ?

No. There need to be healthy hair grafts (usually at the back of the head) to transplant. A completely bald person has no such source. Read more...

Does hair transplant surgery work?

Yes. Hair transplant surgery, if done by a person who is well versed in the technique, is very successful and can provide excellent results. Read more...
YES. Newer techniques use single or small number of hair follicular grafts which improves the results and avoid the "plug" look of old. Additionally, many hair transplant surgeons are using injected concentrated platelets into the area of old hair follicles and claim that reactivation of dormant hair systems occurs. Read more...
Hair Surgery Works. The latest hair transplant techniques look very natural because they use small clusters of 1, 2, or 3 follicles rather then plugs of 10-15 hairs (old fashioned technique). We use a microsurgical technique to ensure that each graft is cut appropriately and implanted in the best possible way to give the hair a natural appearance. Read more...
Absolutely. Yes, it does work. Results are not always consistent and more than one procedure may be required for optimal results but it does work. Read more...

What is the best kind of hair transplant surgery?

Follicular unit. The current "gold standard" for hair transplantation is follicular unit transplantation. In this technique, a strip of hair or individual small "punches" or "plugs" of hair are harvested from the back of the scalp. The individual hair follicles are the dissected out using a microscope. These individual hair follicles are then transplanted back into the area that is lacking hair growth. Read more...
Follicular unit graf. Use of single or small group grafts provides the most natural appearance and successful results. Read more...
Hair Microsurgery. The latest hair transplant techniques look very natural because they use small clusters of 1, 2, or 3 follicles rather then plugs of 10-15 hairs (old fashioned technique). We use a microsurgical technique to ensure that each graft is cut appropriately and implanted in the best possible way to give the hair a natural appearance. Read more...
It depends. Follicular unit hair transplantation is a must for natural results. The hair can be obtained from a strip excision or from single extraction (one follicle at a time). The former leaves a thin long scar on the back of the head which is easily hidden if you wear your hair at least an inch long. Fue does not leave any scars. Read more...

What is the minimum age to receive a hair transplant surgery?

Depends. Unlikely children are good candidates, in case teenager has psychological problems with appearance, corrective transplant can be done on case per case bases. Read more...

Had chemotherapy and testicle removal in 2007. Regain my hair but they are very less in number. Should I have a hair transplant surgery? .How safe?

See derm/hair specia. See a dermatologits who speciliazed in hair problems. Need to check few other things that can also contribute to your hair condition. You can try rogaine, (minoxidil) or other medication perhaps before going to hair transplant. But discuss pros and cons with your dermatologist. It is safe but you have to be selective in choosing the doctor and result may not as good as you may expect. Good luck. Read more...
Need examination. I am sorry, but you will probably need a full examination before determining if you are a good candidate for hair transplantation. Read more...
Surgery should be sa. For all practical purposes your health is good for any surgery. Just get a routine check up to make sure that your health is otherwise fit for surgery. Testicular cancer is cured by now yet you should get a chest x-ray and blood work up to get a clearance for surgery. Of course you need to know that hair transplant surgery for baldness is still some what controversial in terms of its cost effectiv. Read more...