In order to prepare for your hair transplant surgery, we highly recommend scalp laxity exercises. Not only are they easy enough to do at home, or even behind your office desk, they’re effective in preparing your graft sites for the procedure.
Head elasticity varies according to person but, even if you have a tight scalp, you can ensure that this area is conditioned to respond well to tension. Simply put, the looser and more pliable your skin is, the smoother your hair loss treatment and healing process will be. With a few simple exercises, you can make sure you get the most from your surgery.
The Importance of Preparation
At your initial consultation, the doctor will assess your scalp and recommend the best pre-op scalp laxity exercises for your skin. However, all prospective patients can benefit from preparing the graft area, regardless of how loose the skin on their heads is.
In addition to facilitating the harvest of more than one graft at a time, boosting your laxity levels has other advantages, such as:
- More available tissue to transplant
- Fewer procedures required to complete the treatment
- A shorter period of recovery
- Smaller post-op scars
Your Simple Guide to Scalp Laxity
These pre-op exercises are easy to perform. What’s more, they’re not physically demanding and only take a few minutes. For optimum results, we recommend you do them twice a day.
It’s important to focus most of your efforts on the back of your head, where grafts are most often sourced, but be sure to massage your whole pate.
This three-step approach is the easiest way to prepare your skin:
- Position your palms firmly on the back of your scalp, just above the boney bulge
- Pull your hands forward, gently massaging and stretching the graft-area skin
- Be careful to avoid letting your fingers simply glide over the hair
Patients can begin these pre-op treatments weeks or months before surgery, as they have no negative effects.
Give your donor area the right start by improving the stretch and elasticity of your scalp. If you have further questions about thinning hair, or how to prepare for your op, contact us today.