What should I do before hair transplant surgery?

The things you should or should not do before hair transplant are listed below. It is very important that you follow these rules so that you can ensure healthy hair growth and fast recovery of the donor site.

  • SMOKING

Stop smoking 2 days before the procedure. Smoking negatively affects blood circulation and delays wound healing.

  • ALCOHOL

Stop alcohol consumption 3 days before the procedure.

  • ASPIRIN

Stop taking Aspirin and other blood thinners 5 days before the procedure.

  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS

Stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen) categorized as strong painkillers (you can consult us for a drug list) 3 days before the procedure. You can use painkillers that contain paracetamol.

  • MINOXIDIL

Stop using minoxidil-containing solutions intended to prevent hair loss 3 days prior to the procedure.

  • VITAMIN and MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS

Vitamins B and E should be discontinued one week in advance due to their potential to increase bleeding.

If your multivitamin supplements contain these vitamins, stop using them too. Stop taking supplements containing ginseng, ginkgo biloba and garlic extracts 1 week before the procedure.

  • SPICY FOOD

Stop eating spicy food 2 days before the procedure.

  • CAFFEINE

Do not consume too much tea, coffee or coke on the day of your operation.

  • HERBAL TEAS

Do not consume herbal teas that you are not sure of their ingredients for at least one week before the procedure. Some herbs have a blood-thinning effect.

  • SUNBATHING

Avoid exposing your head to too much sunlight especially in summer for about 2 weeks in advance. It is very important that your scalp is not tan or sunburned.

HAIR CUT

Your hair will be trimmed at our clinic before surgery.

WASHING THE HAIR

You should wash your hair in the morning before you come to our clinic.

PHOTOS

Before the operation, we will take photos of your hair from various angles at our clinic.

ROUTINE BLOOD TEST

We will run a blood test to assess the risk of complications. Your blood will be taken in our clinic and sent to the laboratory.

The tests will include full blood count, bleeding and coagulation tests, routine biochemical tests, hepatitis and HIV tests.

They provide information about conditions that could affect the success of the operation.

PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS

If you regularly use any drugs for a medical condition (such as hypertension, thyroid, cholesterol, diabetes), you may continue using them. However, you should inform your doctor of any medication you are taking. All medications related FUE will be provided after hair transplant session.

PRODUCTS TO USE

There are no products you need to use before the procedure.

BREAKFAST

You can have breakfast before the procedure; you do not need to have an empty stomach prior to surgery. We will also have a break so that you can eat lunch.

CLOTHING

Because it is a long procedure, you are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes. It is important to wear buttoned clothes or wide-fit t-shirt, as these are easier to take off after the procedure. In addition, it would be wise to bring extra clothing.

TRANSPORTATION

We do not recommend driving after the surgery due to the anesthetics and prolonged inactivity during the procedure. You should arrange transportation accordingly.

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO REST?

No bed rest is required after hair transplant. You should not arrange any activities for immediately after the procedure, as you should spend that day and night taking a good rest. You will not feel any discomfort after the transplant.

Also, not going back to work for about a week, if you can, might make you feel more comfortable, saving you from curious questions of your colleagues.