If you are using Minoxidil it is important to discontinue treatment 2 weeks before surgery to avoid excessive bleeding during the procedure. In the case of Finasteride, it is not necessary to stop the treatment.
Three days before the hair transplant stop taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory or any other medication that could dilute blood.
Avoid vitamin B or E complexes during the previous 10 days and caffeine drinks 3 days earlier as they may increase bleeding.
It is important that the scalp does not present any alteration on the day of transplantation, seborrhea, itching, scaling, eczema, etc. In this case, know that the intervention will not be performed if there is any active process. Moreover, the night before or the morning of the intervention, perform a wash the usual way without leaving traces of hair products, fixing gels, lacquers, etc.
It is not necessary to shave the head for the intervention, this process will be carried out in the clinic.
One day before:
Avoid alcohol: Using alcohol or drugs can affect the efficiency of local anesthetics that your doctor administers before the operation.
Avoid Smoking: Smoking decreases blood flow to the scalp. At least one day before and one week after surgery, avoid smoking to avoid causing constriction of blood vessels and a weak growth of transplanted hair.
Post Operative Care
Post-transplant specific care is easy to perform and will be made available to each patient at the end of the intervention.
The first three days after the procedure are the most important. Be careful as not to take any blows to the head, especially in the transplanted area.
From the third day after the operation one should start with the daily washing of the head. This wash will be repeated every day for a month using two products that can be purchased at any pharmacy in your local area. Thanks to the daily washing, the scabs that have come out after the intervention will gradually fall during the first fifteen days.
Direct sunlight exposure of the transplanted area should be avoided during the two months following the transplant, always trying to wear a cap or hat whenever it is in the street in broad daylight.
For one month you will not be able to dip your head in fresh or salty water, as both chlorine and salt could damage the newly implanted follicles.
You can not use a helmet for 1 month as pressing the transplanted part does not help the correct growth of the first hair at all.
During the first 15 days we advise against carrying out any medium to intense exercise. After the first two weeks, you can begin to progressively perform aerobic activities and finally after a month can also perform weightlifting or exercises of a higher intensity.
It is normal for the first two months that the grafted hair falls. It is something expected and not to be worried about. The first results will begin to be visible between 4 and 6 months after the operation.