Hair Transplant Surgery – What to Expect

Hair Transplant Surgery

Two week prior to your schedule surgery avoid taking Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications, including products such as Advil, Alka-Seltzer, Excedrin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, etc., Also avoid tricycle antidepressants, beta blockers or blood thinners such as heparin.

Notify your doctor if you have ANY medical conditions ASAP including high blood pressure, heart murmur, diabetes, blood disorders, Hepatitis, Asthma, Epilepsy, Liver problems, or any condition that you are under a doctor care for.

No alcoholic beverage at least 3 days prior to your hair transplantation surgery. No coffee or other caffeinated or carbonated beverages the day of your procedure. Carbonated drinks substances increase.

Do not take multivitamins including vitamin B and E, any herbal or botanical products for one week before hair transplant date. They also will increase bleeding.

Do not to get extremely short haircut to cover the donor area extraction.

Day of your surgery wash your hair thoroughly using regular shampoo. Do not use hair sprays or gels. Remove any hair system that you are using.

After surgery the hair is transplanted most of it will fall out 2 to 3 weeks. The hair will resume growth after 3 to 8 months. If subsequent hair transplantation is needed wait at least 8 to 12 months.

The healing process takes about 2 weeks. Your scabs at the donor area will fall off within 5 days and the recipient area in 10 days or less. You may have a pink hue around the hair roots for up to 3-4 months if you are light skinned. A little make-up can easily hide this. Avoid sun exposure for 3-6 months after your hair transplantation.

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