What Should You Eat After Hair Restoration Surgery?
Foods to Avoid and Those to Eat
Hair restoration surgery with the Shave-less FUE combined with SmartGraft is minimally invasive, but it’s still important to provide your body with plenty of support during the healing process. When your system is suffering, your hair can be one of the first things to go.
Diets that lack essential fatty acids and other important nutrients may cause hair follicles to malfunction, leading to thinning or bald spots. A nutrient-rich diet may help your entire system recover and provide assistance with new hair growth. It can take up to six months to begin seeing results after hair restoration.
If you get started on a healthy diet now, you’ll support your shiny, attractive new hair.
What to Eat
Hair is made of protein, which means you’ll need plenty of it when recovering. Get a variety of essential amino acids by eating plenty of chicken, fish, eggs, milk and cheese, beans, nuts and seeds.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are required for a variety of functions in the body, but they are often lacking in the standard American diet. They can be found in oily fish like herring, mackerel and salmon. Vegetarian sources are also available, such as flaxseed, walnuts or avocado.
Get the full spectrum of the vitamins your body needs by eating a varied diet based on whole foods. Things like brown rice, broccoli, spinach, whole-grain pasta, black beans, lettuce, peppers, almonds and zucchini are all good choices. A high-quality vitamin can help fill in the gaps.
Foods to Avoid
After hair restoration surgery, stay away from:
- Junk food
- Extended periods of stress
Similar to malnutrition, stress can cause hair loss. Keeping a positive attitude, practicing deep breathing and getting proper sleep will complement your efforts with your diet.
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Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.