Preoperative Care for Hair Transplant Treatment

If you are willing to undergo a hair transplant procedure to overcome the baldness or to redesign the hairline, it is necessary to get preoperative care in order to get the maximum output from your procedure. At hair transplant Dubai clinic, your surgeon will provide you a detailed list of instructions on “How to prepare yourself for the hair transplant”.

Hair Transplant Pre-operative Instructions

We at hair transplant Dubai clinic suggest the hair transplant patients follow the several instructions before their treatments.

Stop taking blood thinners

In the case you are on blood thinners due to any reason, talk to your doctor about that at the initial consultation as these medications need to be stopped several days before undergoing a hair transplant procedure- at least a couple of weeks.

Beta blockers can also affect the surgery and its outcomes, so it is better to avoid using them for at least 15-20 before your procedure.

Stop consuming multivitamins

Some multivitamins such as vitamin B and E are also blood thinners. If you are taking supplements that include these vitamins, stop consuming them for at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery as they increase the risk of bleeding during the surgery. Anti-inflammatory drugs also have the similar characteristics so they must be also be stopped 8-10 days before the treatment.

Avoid smoking for a few days

Smoking the nicotine before the surgery can have an adverse effect on your recovery an as well as the outcomes of the procedure. Nicotine consumption may shrink the blood cells and affect the blood supply to different parts of the body including the scalp, which ultimately damages the hair follicles. On the other hand, carbon monoxide present in the cigarette lower down the amount of oxygen being delivered to the healing processes. So, most of the surgeons suggest avoiding smoking for a few days before the hair transplant procedure.

Stop Alcohol consumption

Similar to smoking, alcohol consumption may affect the healing process of the surgery by making you more susceptible to infections and side effects. In order to get most out of your hair transplant and avoid any unwanted side-effects, it is important to abstain from alcohol consumption for a prescribed period before the hair transplant procedure.

Have all the examinations cleared

At the pre-op meeting with your surgeon, you will be prescribed for a few test and examinations that are necessary to assess your physical fitness and candidacy for the surgical procedure. Have all the tests and examination done and submit the reports to the clinic’s official at least a week prior to the hair transplant surgery.

If you need more information and clarification on how to prepare yourself for a hair transplant procedure, schedule a consultation with the hair loss experts at Hair Transplant Dubai clinic. You can book a FREE Consultation by just filling in the form below.  


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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