Pre hair transplant instructions

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You are about to invest time and money in your hair transplant grafts. Please follow these instructions carefully.

Avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, garlic and spices, Regaine (minoxidil)and energy drinks such as Red Bull, high dose vitamins or herbal supplements, for one week before your procedure. These may make you more liable to bleed.

Paracetamol is ok to have, as is coffee.

Make sure we are aware of any medications that you may be on and any serious illnesses or allergies you may have. This includes “recreational” drugs as they can interact with local anaesthetic.

If you smoke, you should continue smoking as normal, rather than trying to cut down. Also, preoperatively, you should have a cigarette so that you don’t have the craving during the procedure, so please do ask.

On the day, wear comfortable clothes that don’t need to be pulled over your head (e.g. wear button up shirts not sweaters).

You should bring a baseball cap or similar to wear after the procedure (not tight, woolly or “beanie” hats or bandanas. They will stick to the grafts!). Hoodies are usually ok though.

Wash your hair either on the day or the day before and please make sure you eat breakfast or an early lunch before your procedure as this will make you feel more comfortable as there is no reason to starve beforehand as we only use local anaesthetic.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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    Excellent team. I’m thrilled with the results from my first hair transplant. Looking forward to seeing how my hair thickens after this second visit. Thank you for all your hard work. I really enjoyed the day.