At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, once you’ve had a hair transplant, you are given personalised hair transplant aftercare instructions from your doctor. We often get asked about taking vitamins and if this will help speed up and improve your recovery.
First of all, it’s important to remember vitamins are not miracle workers and you will need to take your prescribed medication, however, you should be taking some supplements. There are plenty of vitamins that can help you after a hair transplant. Let’s talk about some of the most common vitamins you can take.
B-Complex Vitamins for hair loss
There are a lot of B vitamins that can help with both hair growth and structure. These types of vitamins include vitamins B1, B2, B5, B7 and B12. They also help with metabolising energy and helping to clot your blood when the body is trying to heal.
Vitamin B7 is well known as a supplement to ‘treat hair loss. Although a B7 deficiency can cause hair loss problems there is no evidence showing taking the supplement can cause new hair growth, it does however, help to deliver oxygen and nutrients to your body which can, in turn, give the skin and hair a fresher and healthier. appearance.
Zinc for hair loss
Zinc is an important mineral that contributes to immune function, again, a zinc deficiency can lead to hair loss however, the research linking Zinc supplements and hair growth is inconclusive. Taking Zine, however, can help create and strengthen the proteins in hair and other cells, again, taking better care of the hair you have.
Vitamin C for hair loss
Vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants (antioxidants are compounds that fight stress in the body). Vitamin C can help to speed up healing. After a hair transplant ensuring you get enough vitamin C either through your diet or through supplements can help the healing period.
Vitamin A for hair loss
Vitamin A is essential for healthy hair, we need it because it helps produce sebum. Sebum is a special substance resembling oil and is what helps hair avoid becoming brittle.
Our cells need vitamin A to grow properly. This means that once you’ve had a hair transplant, both your scalp and hair cells need vitamin A to grow healthily.
Vitamin E for hair loss
The effectiveness of vitamin E for hair has only recently been documented. However, vitamin E is a good antioxidant. It helps to protect the body from free radicals, which is important for long-term health. However, it can also be useful for healing which again is great after your hair transplant proceure.
Support Your Body Sensibly
Taking the right vitamins to support your body after a hair transplant is a good idea. However, take vitamins in moderation. Lots of supplements can cause an upset stomach if you take too many in a short period. However, taking supplements in moderation over the course of your recovery will be very helpful.
If you’re looking to take supplements after your hair transplant to support your body, ask your doctor and they’ll be able to tailor their advice to your specific treatment with your medical background in mind.