Before Hair Transplant
If you are planning to go through a hair transplant process, you may be curious about a lot of things. Things to do and avoid before the hair transplant operation can be among the things that you are wondering about. Basically, for a successful and problem-free hair transplant all the necessary processes must be done correctly before, during and after the operation. This way it can be possible to go through a hair transplant operation as seamlessly as possible.
Inform Your Expert If You Have Any Health Problems
Firstly, before the hair transplant process can start, necessary consultations, tests and plans are done. In the consultation process the doctor will decides if the hair follicle transfer is appropriate or not, by taking a look at the pattern, type and the severity of hair loss as well as the flexibility of the scalp and hair density in the donor site. In the light of these considerations, the doctor creates a plan that is suitable to the patient.
During these procedures your health transplant expert will inform your regarding certain rules. When this is happening, please don’t forget to inform us about any health problems that you have. If you have any medical issues or if you are using any medication, inform us about them. Also, in case you have any health issues, you should talk to your primary physician about the hair transplant process you are planning to go through.
Avoid Blood-Thinning Medications
Three days before the hair transplantation operation, you should stop using drugs that have a blood thinning effect. However, in order to do this please inform your doctor first and follow their instructions.
Avoid Alcohol, Smoking and Caffeine
Alcohol and caffeine may affect the effectiveness that the local anesthetics which is used for the hair transplant operation. So please make sure to refrain from consuming alcohol or caffeine before the hair transplantation procedure. Also, smoking is another thing that you should stop before this procedure. Because smoking constricts blood vessels and decreases the blood flow to the scalp. Consequently, smoking limits the amount of nutrients that are delivered to the area.
For all these reasons, alcohol, smoking and caffeine should be avoided before the hair transplantation operation. Aside from these requirements about preparing for the operation, quitting smoking can also be a good idea which can help you improve the health of your hair.
Clothing and Personal Hygiene
Another important part of the preparation process for the hair transplant operation is picking the right clothing and carrying out some actions for personal hygiene. First of all, as far as the clothing choice for this procedure, you might want to wear a buttoned shirt or a wide collar t-shirt. This way when wearing and taking off your shirt you can make sure that it doesn’t touch your scalp. Also make sure to wear comfortable clothing, since the operation can take 4 to 8 hours depending on the number of hair grafts.
In terms of hygiene, remember to take a shower on the day of the hair transplant operation. But don’t put any styling products on your hair. Make sure to get enough rest before the operation and don’t forget to have a breakfast. So this way you can have some energy for the procedure.
Transport and Accomodation
We offer free transportation from and to the both airports in Istanbul with VIP vehicles to our patients. We will provide you with the address of the meeting point where the driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel. Accomodation is also included in the package and the hotel, which provides our patients modern rooms for full comfort and luxury, is very close to the hospital. So when you have a hair transplant from us, you don’t have to worry about transportation in the city and accomodation.