Hair transplantation treatment is the most effective treatment method used to eliminate hair loss. There are many question marks in the minds of people considering hair transplant treatment. One of them is the post-treatment lying positions. The next step after the hair transplant surgery is the healing process. The most sensitive period of the healing process, which covers at least 1 year, is the first 10 days. It is extremely important that you protect the transplanted area from all kinds of impacts and contact after hair transplant treatment. For this reason, sleeping position after hair transplant treatment is very important. However, the only issue to be considered is not only sleep; attention should also be paid to movements such as reaching and turning.
The attachment time of the transplanted roots to the canals is at least 10 days. For this reason, after hair transplantation, the transplanted area should not come into contact with the hand and pillow.
The first night after hair transplantation is very important, so it is absolutely necessary not to sleep completely in bed. If you sleep in a fully reclined position after the hair transplant operation, swelling may occur in the hair transplant area. Sleeping at a 45-degree angle on the first night with two pillows on the back is the healthiest sleeping position. One of the most common postoperative complications is swelling and edema in the head area. For this reason, sleeping at a 45-degree angle prevents swelling and edema, as well as the anesthetic drugs used during the operation and the serum injected into the scalp from staying on the scalp
The position you sleep in after your hair transplant is very important because your scalp is sensitive and naturally your hair grafts are sensitive. If you don't care about both properly, you may not get the hair transplantation results you want. You could damage the hair follicles, potentially requiring an additional procedure. You may also experience more swelling on your scalp and forehead, which will only prolong healing. You should sleep on your back and upright. With your head and back elevated, preferably at a 45° angle. Do not sleep face down as this may damage your transplanted hair and cause more swelling.
Make sure to put a pillow under your pillow to keep your head elevated properly and not to damage the hair follicles on the head. You can also use a travel pillow for your neck as it will support your head and protect the hair grafts in case you sway and turn at night. Sleeping on a recliner is also a great idea to protect your transplanted hair. Although this process generally varies between 5 days and 2 weeks, it is always beneficial to act in consultation with your doctor.
At Asmed, our patients' health is our top priority. We strive to provide the highest level of medical care to our patients in order to ensure their safety and comfort. We give each patient detailed information about the process based on their specific requirements and needs.