Prepare for a hair transplant
- Take a few days off work if possible so that you are relaxed.
- If you are on aspirin or other blood thinning medicines, stop
taking it a couple of days before. Seek your doctors advice if on a
- You may need some routine blood tests a few days before surgery.
- If you have grey hair, dye them a dark colour a few days before
surgery. This makes them easily visible on the day or the surgery.
- Avoid smoking for a few days before surgery.
- On the day of the surgery, shampoo hair well and do not use any
sprays or hair products after it.
- Wear comfortable clothing on the day of the surgery.
- Bring a loose cap to wear after surgery.
- Have a good meal before coming in for surgery, as you will need
to sit for a few hours.
- If you are on any routine medications, that you might need,
remember to bring them along.
- Arrange a pick up after surgery, as you may not want to drive
- Relax, you have made the right decision!
- You may have mild pain and itching for a few days which can be
easily controlled with pain killers and antihistamines.
- Mild swelling and scab formation on the scalp with improve
- Wear a soft cap (discuss with surgeon) for about a week and
protect your scalp from the sun and dust. Do not wear any hard caps
or hats till discussed with your surgeon.
- Spray your scalp with a gentle antiseptic solution and water for
two weeks after the surgery. This will help get rid of the scabs and
keep the area clean. Can shampoo normally after that, but do not rub
the area with hand or towel.
- Take the antibiotics as prescribed.
- Sleep with the head elevated on pillows for one week to help
reduce the swelling.
- Do not do any strenuous exercise for about two weeks.
- Avoid alcohol for two weeks as it delays the healing.