Preparing for Hair Transplant – What to Do?

Written by Pliro
Nov 26, 2018 Last updated: Dec 6, 2018

Hair loss, damaged hair, getting bald, and stressing about all such problems has now been a common phenomena among people of every age. We all have survived the hair loss and baldness problems somewhere over the years in our lives. However, recently, hair transplant techniques and terminologies have surfaced with a lot of promised potential for hair health to solve all such problems, especially re-growing hair when all seemed impossible to do in the past. It has become quite common these days as well though hair transplant cost is often high.

Hair Transplant

Taking the decision of having a hair transplant and actually go through it is quite a handful. However, those who have had the courage of going through the hair treatment have had good results. Though, results entirely depend upon what the patient has, still, maximum results have been positively identified as successful transplants.  

What can the Cosmetologist do for You?

Those who have taken the decision to undergo a hair transplant treatment due to bad and receding condition of hair loss should know the following from the doctor’s point of view:

  1. Hair thinning, damaged hair, baldness can only be treated with hair transplant with the total hair on your head and the condition they are in. If your hair are thin and have a receding hair line, the back of the head or sides are the main sample of taking hair to transplant them to the damaged areas.
  2. Transplanted hair is yours and you can treat them like normal hair.
  3. Hair transplant is permanent and there is no issue otherwise as they are transplanted from your naturally grown hair.
  4. You need to run through health blogs and health articles online or with doctors to know the kind of hair transplant treatment you need as there are two main categories of hair transplant:
    1. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Hair follicles are extracted and transplanted individually. No scars are evident.
    2. Follicular Unit Transaction (FUT): A patch of hair is taken from your hair and skin and transplanted where the scars are visible and others may know you had a hair transplant.
  5. Getting hair transplant done from a good clinic is very important. Not everyone is skilled at this procedure and harm may come to you if the centre for transplant/dermatologist/doctor you dealt with is not professionally sound.

How to Prepare for a Hair Transplant?

A lot of points need to be kept in mind before you attend the hair transplant session. Although the doctor may advise for several steps to be taken before the treatment, however, you can follow the points below:

  1. Wear clothes that are easy to wear and take off while the treatment is done. For example, wearing a shirt with low neck or easy to take off without taking it over the head should be your priority.
  2. If you are allergic to any medicine or have any medical condition already for which you take medicines, you need to inform the doctor prior to the treatment as well.
  3. Rinse your hair and clean them before you go for the treatment.
  4. Blood thinning medicines should be left and at least a 3-4 hours gap is necessary between the dose time and the treatment.
  5. If you have dandruff, do use anti dandruff shampoo or conditioner 3-4 times regularly before attending the treatment.
  6. Keeping the hair dust free while going to the treatment is important as well. Try covering your hair with a hat or cap.
  7. Avoid taking alcoholic food or drugs.
  8. As the process of hair transplant is lengthy, eat well before you come.
  9. Avoid wearing metal and gold jewelry if you are in a habit of.
  10. Hepatitis profile tests should be conducted before the treatment and shared with your doctor.
  11. Stop taking protein diets and shakes 7 days before the treatment.

Such factors and other advice shared by your doctor will be a lot helpful to you during, before and after the transplant. For some days, avoiding the sunlight is as good as keeping your hair clean as well for early return to normal life activities. However, it is always advised to book an appointment and consult a doctor.