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Hair Transplant -Essential steps to be followed before and after surgery



If you have been struggling with thinning or receding hair, you may have tried several different treatments in order to stop or reverse the effects.

Hair transplantation is a cutting-edge procedure which can transform people’s lives. It can boost self-esteem, increase confidence and improve your self-image.

However, it can also be daunting to commit to the procedure of having hair follicles removed and re-grafted.

Many people have questions about the results or about whether you are even a suitable candidate for hair restoration, particularly if you have an unusual hair type.

Here are some of the steps your hair transplant surgeon will ask you to follow before and after surgery.


Smoking & Drinking

The person who is undergoing the treatment he is advised to not to take alcohol Three days before the treatment. And avoid smoking at least 24 hours before surgery.

Smoking leads to decreased blood flow to the scalp contributing to poor wound healing and high risk of infection after surgery.

Post-surgery the graft restoration starts with oxygen & nutrients diffusion, smoking alters this which result in poor growth of transplanted hair.

It is recommended to stop smoking & Drinking alcohol for 2 weeks before and 4 weeks after your surgery growth.



The person who wants to take a hair transplant surgery the right age for him to do is 25 years. As male pattern baldness is genetic and of progressive in nature which keeps shifting over a period.

However, in some patients, we can see early hair loss with significant thinning of hair. for this it is ideal is to start with medicine or PRP therapy.


Hair cut

The extraction of hair follicles will take place on the back and side part of your scalp where you have enough hair.

There the hair must be cut very short. So that the surgeons can find easily the grafts which have more than one hair and they will extract those follicles.



The hair transplant procedure starts by giving local anesthesia to the patient. Usually Lidocaine, which helps to numbs the area of the scalp where the hair will be harvested.

This is very effective and short-term anesthesia which wears off quickly after the procedure is completed and which has no side-effects.

The patient will also have an antiseptic ointment applied to the donor area of your scalp. He will be given medication such as painkillers and anti-inflammatories to take at home along with your aftercare pack.

In some cases, you may be given antibiotics to prevent infection. Sometimes surgeons may prescribe a medication like Rogaine to improve the hair growth.



The person must be in the very best possible state of health before your transplant, to have a successful graft.

Multivitamins and supplements come under the same rules as other types of medication and should be stopped at least a fortnight before your transplant.



The person who undergone treatment it is recommended for him to start exercising (gym/yoga) after 2 weeks of post-operation.

In case of intensive or contact sports (soccer, combat sports, etc) you are advised to start after 4 weeks of your surgery.

Even after 4 weeks of post-operation, it is recommended to avoid any bumps to the head.