Nutritional Guide to Improve Results After a Hair Transplant
Once you have performed a hair transplant, you may be wondering what habits you could improve to have a healthy, strong, and shiny hair. In this case, it is particularly important to follow the postoperative instructions of Dr. Cihan Can Cangir and consider the nutrition that you give daily to your body.
As the popular phrase would say “We are what we eat”, so our eating habits have an impact on the growth and appearance of our implanted follicles.
A diet that has a lack of the necessary amount of minerals, vitamins, proteins, or healthy fats impacts our metabolism and the functioning of our organs, among others. In this specific case it can affect the hair loss, since there is not the necessary amount of nutrients in our body, so the follicles cannot follow their natural growth cycle.
Hereby, we will explain some nutritional recommendations to obtain optimal results after hair transplantation.
Diet after hair transplant
- Stay hydrated. It is necessary to consume at least 3 litters of water a day to keep your body hydrated and your blood pressure regulated.
- Green Tea. Adding at least one cup of Green Tea to your diet will help to boost your metabolism.
- Consume Vitamins from group B. Vitamins like B7 (Biotin) and B12 play a fundamental role in the structure and growth of hair. Among the foods rich in vitamin B we can mention chicken, avocados, nuts, and eggs.
- Zinc. The importance of consuming zinc after hair transplant is that it helps tissue repair, increasing collagen production, cell multiplication, proteins synthesis and vitamins absorption. Some foods rich in zinc are red meat, dark chocolate, and peanuts.
- The iron. It improves the oxygen flow that reaches the hair roots having a direct impact improving the results of the hair transplant. Foods rich in iron are: Shellfish, legumes, and nuts.
- Vitamin E a natural antioxidant. It helps the regeneration of the skin avoiding permanent scars. Foods rich in Vitamin E are nuts, vegetables and olive oil.
- Vitamin C accelerates the healing process. It also has an important role in the production of collagen and fighting stress, one of the main factors in hair loss. Foods high in Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, peppers, and broccoli.
- Vitamin A for cell growth. Vitamin A deficiency leads to a slower growth cycle, hair loss, and a dry, itchy scalp. Some foods with Vitamin A: carrots, spinach, or pumpkin.
- Control your cholesterol levels. With balanced cholesterol levels, hair transplant healing is faster and better, and guarantees good hair growth.
To conclude, Dr. Can Aesthetic recommends to you to maintain a healthy life, and stay positive in general, as this will have an impact on improving your new life.