After a hair transplant, you should take care to ensure that you don’t injure your head while sleeping; after all, it is still a surgical procedure, and your scalp may be sensitive following the procedure. As such, we recommend using a special sleeping position to avoid pain and discomfort, particularly once the anesthetic has worn off.
For five days following your operation, we recommend that you wear a headband to prevent swelling and inflammation, but don’t apply any pressure to the region that was operated upon, as this needs time to heal naturally.
We recommend keeping a towel underneath your head to prevent moisture from building up on your skin and to catch any draining anesthetic. Moreover, you should ensure that you sleep up, so you are facing the ceiling and not placing pressure on the operated region. If you struggle to maintain this position, we recommend sleeping in a recliner.
If you are struggling to sleep due to discomfort, we recommend taking some mild painkillers to begin with. Our procedures are minimally invasive. This means that the wounds will begin to heal as soon as possible, so you won’t need to worry about discomfort for long. Indeed, after six days, most of your healing should have commenced, and you can return to a side sleeping position if needed.