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Every surgical procedure either minor or major requires after care and ample attention to avoid any immediate or delayed complications. Similarly hair transplant procedure is no exception which needs safety measures to be followed before and after the procedure. The good news is that as the hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive there are quite a few safety measures which could be taken care of easily. 

Increased commercialization and advertisements have reduced the sensitivity of this procedure and posed it as mere cosmetic procedure which is not true. In reality, hair transplant is a sensitive surgical procedure and requires precision and expertise without which it could lead to risk and complications which could cause failure of results or sometimes life threatening consequences. 

The most important consideration when opting for hair transplant procedure is finding a right clinic and competent surgeon. It is of utmost importance to check the credentials and experience of the hair transplant surgeon not only in terms of years but also the number of hair transplant performed by the respective surgeon. 

Hair transplant in Italy is an extremely expensive procedure which is mostly out of the pockets of many residents. Including, the hair transplant surgeons in Italy despite being highly qualified are less experienced due to less patient footfall because of sparsely populated and highly expensive. This creates the circumstances among Italians to visit other feasible nations which are affordable and maintain the world class standards. There is no destination better than India where few renowned clinics have maintained the world class international standards at an affordable cost. 

Medispa hair transplant clinic is one of the fewest clinics in India which offers the best hair transplant results and maintains world class standards for each patient. Medispa clinic has the biggest team of hair transplant in India which constantly serves their patients with absolute dedication and compassion for the best experience of hair transplant. Dr Suneet Soni is celebrated as one of the best hair transplant surgeon worldwide based on his excellent results and his extraordinary surgical skills. He is appreciated majorly for his artistic vision to design hairline which delivers the extremely natural and undetectable results. 

Let’s figure out few of the safety measures taken before and after undergoing hair transplant surgery.

Safety measure and precautions taken before the hair transplant

There are some of the precautions and considerations taken prior to the procedure including:

  1. Avoid taking any antiinflammatory drugs like aspirin a week before the hair transplant surgery with the consent of the respective physician.
  2. Avoid any hair cut before the hair transplant procedure and allow your hair transplant team to shave it as per the requirement.
  3. Alcohol and smoking should be stopped one week prior to the hair transplant surgery.
  4. Take proper rest one day before your hair transplant surgery for comfortable and relaxing experience.

Safety measures and instructions to be followed after hair transplant surgery

After hair transplant care is very crucial for the successful outcome and should be followed strictly as per the prescription of your hair transplant team. These instructions are explained as follows:

  • Sunlight exposure: 
  • Direct Sunlight should be avoided for at least one week.
  • To avoid direct sunlight loose cap should be worn but rubbing by cap should be avoided.
  • Resuming Physical work:
  • Routine light work can be initiated the same day but it is advised to take rest on the day of surgery. 
  • Any work which lead to intense sweating should be avoided for at lest a month. 
  • Strenuous activity, swimming and outdoor sports should be avoided for a month.
  • Steam, sauna and hot baths are also avoided for a month.
  • Sleep:
  • While sleeping pillow should be raised to 45° for three to five nights.
  • Avoid recipient area to get contact by pillow for a week.
  • Touching recipient area:

Touching the recipient area should be strictly avoided as can cause infection nd displacement of the grafts.  

  • Lotion and shampoos: 
  • Only use the lotion and shampoo prescribed by the hair transplant team as per the instructions. 
  • Professional head wash is appointed for the next day of the hair transplant. 
  • Hair wash can be performed from the second day after the procedure but direct pressure should be avoided. 
  • While washing you can gently touch the grafts in the beginning 2-3 days. 

Here are few points on must follow before having a hair transplant procedure done

  • Avoid any anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin that thin the blood which could increase the risk of post-operative bleeding
  • Also if you are on vitamin E or Plavix, Coumadin or MAO inhibitor anti-depression drugs must contact us, since hair transplant surgery cannot be done while on these drugs.
  • Do not use Viagra or ‘enhancement ‘drugs for 48 hours before surgery.
  • The only anti-inflammatory drug that can be used during this time is acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Alcohol use should be stopped 72 hrs prior to surgery and nicotine consumption (smoking, chewing tobacco, nicotine gums/patches, cigars, shisha, etc.) should be stopped and avoided for 2 weeks before and 3 weeks after surgery.

Here are few points on must follow after having a hair transplant procedure done

  • Do not consume alcohol 72 hours after the hair transplant procedure
  • Abstain from smoking for three days after the procedure
  • Do not take aspirin or any blood thinners as they may cause bleeding (except when approved by your doctor)
  • Sleep with head elevated for the first few nights after the procedure
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for three weeks following hair restoration surgery
  • You can walk briskly or play golf after 7 days. Sex may be resumed after 24 hours
  • When the bandage is removed shower and shampoo your scalp 3 times
  • In the first week Shampoo your scalp very gently
  • After maybe 10 to 14 Days the grafts hold becomes permanent only then resume normal shampooing and hair care
  • When you step out of the house wear a hat in strong sunlight for the first three weeks

If you follow all the post-operative instructions then you give yourself a better result for your hair transplant. When the hair transplant procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon and patient follow all the instruction in most cases the hair transplant is almost undetectable after the first two to three weeks.