Due to dull and lacklustre appearance of hair, thinning hair due to various reasons and hair loss, baldness, many men and women today require hair treatments of varying degrees and effectiveness. The growing need day by day is contributing to the development of numerous hair treatment procedures, especially hair transplantation, paving the way for these procedures to be performed more conveniently and reliably day by day.
One of the most commonly used procedures for thinning hair and baldness after hair loss is hair transplantation. Hair transplant procedures, which have become a growing trend especially in the world and in our country, can now be performed on demand using many different techniques and offer effective results to patients in a very short time.
Although it is a safe and comfortable procedure, hair transplantation is ultimately a surgical procedure. As part of this procedure, patients are operated on under local anaesthesia. Although many different techniques are used in the procedure performed in the operating room, the hair transplant technique to be chosen is determined during the consultation.
Hair transplant procedures: Different techniques are used such as DHI, FUE, Sapphire FUE. FUT technique is far less preferred than these techniques in the past due to longer recovery time and scarring. Although hair transplant procedures vary depending on the size of the area to be transplanted, they can take an average of 6-9 hours. Since the procedure takes so long and patients are exposed to anaesthetics during the procedure, the entire hair transplant process needs to be planned very well and in detail. Regardless of which technique is used for hair transplantation, there is a preparation process. This preparation process is essential for patients to spend the transplant and the post-transplant recovery period in maximum comfort.
As mentioned earlier, even though hair transplantation is safe and comfortable, it is ultimately a surgery. As with almost any surgical procedure, there are some steps that patients should follow before undergoing hair transplantation.
Smoking slows down the regeneration of cells due to the nicotine it contains. The slowing down of cell renewal requires the skin to heal itself. Although there are no large surgical incisions, there may be minimal incisions in hair transplantation procedures. Therefore, since continuation of smoking will delay the recovery after the procedure, patients should stop smoking at least 5 days before the procedure in this process.
Alcohol consumption should be stopped on average 3 days before hair transplantation.
Drugs such as aspirin and Ecopirin are blood thinners. In addition to these drugs, some patients also use blood thinner injections such as Oxapar and Enox. Since hair transplantation procedures involve minimal incisions, such blood thinners should be discontinued approximately 1 week before the operation. However, when discontinuing the drugs included in this group, our patients must inform their doctors who prescribed these drugs to them, and stop taking the drugs under their control.
Vitamins and Supplements:
Vitamin, zinc, magnesium or multivitamin pills or supplements can have the properties of accelerating blood flow and diluting the blood from time to time due to the components in them. For this reason, about a week before the hair transplantation process, multivitamin, ginseng, zinc, etc. should be taken. Supplements should be discontinued.
The use of these drugs, which are in the pain reliever group, should be stopped approximately 3 days before the procedure. If you are not sure whether the drugs you are currently using are in this drug group, you can consult our team during the consultation examination before the procedure.
Care Solutions and Serums:
There are many care solutions and serum components that can be used to strengthen the hair. However, the use of these care solutions and serums should be interrupted 3 days before the hair transplant procedure to prevent possible complications, since it is not possible to be sure exactly what is in each product and the side effects cannot be controlled.
Herbal Teas and Caffeine Intake:
Caffeine is a substance that plays an active role in keeping the body vigorous. It is very important for the comfort of the process to cut the caffeine, which is abundant in black tea and coffee, a few days before the procedure. However, especially in recent years, the consumption of herbal teas has been increasing frequently in our country and in the world. Herbal teas can be singular as well as a mixture of many different herbs. Some herbs have blood thinning properties. Therefore, about 1 week before the procedure. Consumption of herbal teas should be suspended.
In addition to the steps we have listed above, you need to wash your hair on the day of the procedure and do not apply any styling etc. to your hair after the bath. It is very important that you do not drive. However, if you have chosen to undergo the procedures in the summer months when the number of sunny days is high, make sure that your scalp is not exposed to the sun too much during this period and does not tan.
It is important that you wear comfortable, sports clothes such as t-shirts and sweatpants on the day of the hair transplant procedure. Hair transplantation is a long process. It is very important that you spend this process in the most comfortable and convenient way. Sports clothes will make you feel comfortable during the procedure.
Hair transplantation is a procedure that does not require a convalescence period. It is only important that you rest at home on the day of the procedure. The reason for this is to prevent the newly planted roots against a possible trauma. You can easily return to your social life in the days after October. However, there are important steps that must be taken into account in this process. For example, you should not wear a hat or beanie immediately after the procedure or expose the transplantation area to the sun. Likewise, you should not wash your hair after the procedure.
Although hair transplantation is a very reliable and comfortable procedure, there are some preparation and post-operative rules that every patient must follow in order to get maximum results from transplantation. With the guidance of our team, it is possible to get satisfactory results from your hair transplant procedure after every rule you follow.
If you follow the directions and follow the rules before and after transplantation, it is possible to achieve the hair you dream of. For detailed information and appointments about the hair transplantation process, you can contact us through our clinic phone numbers or social media accounts; You can take action for your own consultation examination by conveying your questions about the hair transplant process to our specialists.
Don’t forget! With the right technique selection and meticulous planning, you can also benefit from personalized hair transplantation solutions; You can solve the problem of thinning and baldness in your hair due to many different factors with hair transplantation. Take action today to get new and lush hair!