Pre and Post Hair Transplant Care
Essential tips and explanations before natural hair transplantation
- Tests requested by your doctor is to ensure your complete health and safe hair transplant operation
- It is necessary, so be sure to submit your test results to the reception by the morning of the operation to complete your medical document.
- Inform your doctor of all your medical, medication and allergy history.
- One week before the operation, do not drink alcohol and avoid smoking.
- A week before the operation, avoid taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs such as ibuprofen (Gelofen), Indomycin and vitamin zinc analgesics and honey, you can only use acetaminophen as a painkiller.
- If you use Minoxidil, stop using it two weeks before the operation.
- 6 Consumption of red meat – fresh vegetables – fresh fruits – citrus (lemon – orange …) – nuts (almond pistachios ….) is prohibited from a week before the surgery and white meat (chicken – fish) and plain rice should be eaten.
- Take a shower before the operation.
- Eat breakfast on the day of the surgery (have your lunch if your surgery is planned for noon. Eggs, bread and milk are recommended at breakfast).
- If you have a history of pimples and dandruff, be sure to inform your doctor.
- (Avoid driving after the surgery) It is better for one of your companions to drive or use a taxi service to leave the clinic.
- Be in the clinic at 8 AM on the day of the operation.
- Please settle your account in reception in the morning of operation day.
- There is no need to have companion with you during the hair transplant operation.
- In case of appointment for hair transplantation, pay in advance for the surgery appointment.
Hair transplant cares and recommendations:
- Be at the clinic at 8 AM
- Eat a full breakfast. (Bread – Cheese – Eggs)
- Take medicines with you every day.
- Go to bed early at night and have enough rest so that the pain threshold does not reduce.
- Please wear a shirt and do not wear a T-shirt and undershirt (so that it does not stretch on the planting area.)
- Be careful that nothing hit your head.
- After each day of operation sleep on your back and avoid sleeping on your sides (right or left) and abdomen.
- Avoid exposure to dust and places that cause sweating.
- Avoid walking under the rain.
- Avoid using any types of hats for three months on the planting area.
- Use your medications on time, especially antibiotics.
- Avoid taking iron tablets while taking antibiotics.
- only take the prescribed painkillers.
- After taking antibiotics, rest your stomach for two or three days and then start the vitamins and medicine (package of medicine for the first three month after surgery) as prescribed.
- In order to prevent swelling of the face, put a cold compress (ice bag) on the forehead and apply it for 10 to 15 minutes once an hour on the forehead one centimeter below the hairline. On average, this operation should be repeated 3 to 4 times in the first 24 hours.
- Avoid sexual relationship during the hair transplant period.
- Note that hair loss after one month is normal and is not a reason to lose hair roots.
- The dressing on the back of the head is removed one day after the operation and there is no need for a dressing on the donor area, but the back of the head (donor area) needs to be washed with baby shampoo every day. Be careful the water not reach the transplanted area for 5 days).
- Itching and numbness in the harvesting and planting area is normal. Report excessive pimples, scabs, dandruff, and itching.
- In order to prevent swelling, avoid bending the head while eating and using mobile and wearing shoes and so on.
- Avoid eating foods that increase bleeding during the surgery period (Avoid eating liver, red meat, honey, fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, pistachios, almonds and so on.)
- You can do heavy exercise one month after surgery. Light exercise such as walking can be done two weeks after surgery.
- Do not go to the swimming pool for 3 months after the surgery.
- Do not cut your hair with a mower for 6 months. Use scissors to cut the hair.
1.Avoid using cell phone during the surgery.
- Our clinic doctors and consult group are available to answer your questions about hair transplantation and prescribed medicine after the surgery.
- Inform the clinic doctor If you see pimples in the transplanted area.
- Continue taking antibiotics until the end of the treatment.
- In case of excessive itching, take antihistamines.
- If you are taking Finasteride tablets and decide to have a baby, stop taking the pill 3 months before intercourse and consult a doctor.
How to wash your head:
A) The first 5 days after hair transplanting (donor area):
Do not wash the implant area at all for 5 days after transplantation and you can only wash the donor area (hair bank). One day after planting, you can remove the bandage on your back and wash the hair bank: You can use a small bottle of 300 cc of mineral water with baby shampoo (be careful the water does not reach the transplanted area since it will cause infection). fill the bottle (from lukewarm bath water) and pour it on the wounds on the donor area with full caution, then dip your hand in baby shampoo and rub it on the donor area to remove the ointment left on the wounds, then pour the bottle over the wounds to be washed and do this once a day, every day so that the wounds are completely cleansed and heal faster.
B) The second five days after hair transplanting (how to wash the front of the head or the transplanted area):
Five days after transplanting, from the sixth day after transplanting, you can start washing with baby shampoo foam:
Twice a day (once in the morning, once at night). First, turn on the hot water valve to steam the bath, then use a bowl, pour some baby shampoo in it and mix a small amount of water and make foam, then lift this foam by hand and apply it on your head so that your hand does not contact with the implanted hairs and wait for 3 minutes, then pour some water from the back of the implanted area on the head with a bowl until it cleans. Repeat this 10 times in the morning and 10 times at night) for 5 consecutive days.
C) After the end of the second 5 days
After 5 days of foaming, continue foaming for 10 days until the wounds soften and you can gently pull on the wounds from the back to the front with a soft sponge so that the wounds rise and fall from your head, as you do every time you wash with foam. Do it until the end of the eighth day, your head is completely clean (usually after two to three days the head is empty of wounds) and if this does not happen, you can do this operation again (at this time, some wounds may Remain on the head for one to two points and be firm so that you do not have to worry about this issue, some of the wounds may remain but do not worry these wounds will be removed from the head over time.) By the ninth day, your head is completely clean.
From the twentieth day after planting, stop using the baby shampoo and use the prescribed shampoo and tonic. Every other day, wash your head with prescribed shampoo and after the bath while the head is still wet, spray on your head and massage gently for 3 minutes until the tonic is completely absorbed. (No need to wash after tonic)
There are three important things to keep in mind when washing with foam.
- Do not touch your head under any circumstances.
- Using showers is strictly forbidden.
- Do not dry your hair with a towel.
- Do not use a hair dryer under any circumstances.
Essential recommendations and explanations after hair transplant:
The first day after hair transplant:
There may be some discharge and pain in the donor area. You can use acetaminophen codeine tablets to reduce the pain. Itching, numbness, and murmurs are mild, transient, and natural, and resolve by the time.
The second day after hair transplant:
Your scalp may usually turn pink due to inflammation and increased blood flow to the donor area. This may last for up to three months.
From the fourteenth day to the third and fourth month after hair transplant:
At this time, the transplanted hair enters the resting phase and falls out, do not worry because this hair loss occurs only in the hair shaft and the hair follicle is alive and healthy and from the third or fourth month, hair begins to grow.
Four months after hair transplant:
The hair begins to grow thin and fluffy, although not all transplanted hairs grow at the same time, but gradually increase in number and thickness.
Six months after hair transplant:
During this time, 50 to 60 percent of the hair has grown.
Eighth to twelfth month after hair transplant:
In the eighth month, 85 to 90% of the hairs grow, the rest of the hairs grow gradually until the twelfth month. In some people who are transplanted on a wound, burn or scars, the final result may be shown in 16 to 18 months after the surgery.