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Things To Consider Before Hair Transplant

Things To Consider Before Hair Transplant

There are many things to be considered before a hair transplant. Spending this process, in which you need to take a break from some of your habits, allows you to get the results of the transplant faster and more positively. It should not be forgotten that wrong information or wrong decisions to be taken will damage the hair transplant operation and after the hair transplant.
The items listed below include the things to be considered before a hair transplant. These rules, which patients who will undergo the operation should pay attention to, also accelerate the healing time of the transplant area.

  • The patient who will undergo a hair transplant should quit smoking and tobacco products at least 3 days in advance.
  • Alcohol consumption should be stopped 1 week before the operation. Alcohol, which negatively affects blood values, causes unhealthy results during and after the transplant.
  • As expected, blood thinners such as aspirin should be stopped 5 days before the procedure. Medications that the patient should use should be continued with the advice of the doctor.
  • Coffee and caffeine-containing products should not be consumed.
  • Green tea consumption should be stopped 1 week before the hair transplant operation.
  • People who want to have hair transplants should stop using the medicines or lotions they use for the scalp and hair 1 month in advance.
  • On the day of the operation, the patient who will come to the center for the procedure can wash his/her hair. However, the patient should avoid using hair styling products such as gel or spray.
  • The fact that the operation will last an average of 4 to 5 hours may affect the patient’s hunger status. Therefore, the patient can have a more comfortable process with a light meal before the procedure.
  • The patient who will come to the center for the procedure should pay attention to his/her clothes. Otherwise, the clothes may rub your head while putting on and taking off. You can eliminate possible problems by making this decision, which is very important in order not to damage the donor and transplantation area, in favor of comfortable clothes.
  • Avoid the sun an average of 2 weeks in advance. Not tanning the upper part of the body and not getting sunburned ensures a healthier operation.

There is no special product that must be used before treatment. The products recommended during this process, in which personalized analyses will be made, are decided according to the patient’s health status.
People who want to get more detailed information about the things to be considered before a hair transplant can reach the expert consultants of the Hair Center Of Turkey and get information about any subject they wish.

Carrying out the process with the help of an

Carrying out the process with the help of an expert;

People who decide to have hair transplant should carry out this process under the supervision of an expert in terms of both the healthy treatment and the recovery period. It is also important to get expert help and to stay in constant communication with the physician and consultant with whom the process is carried out in order to prevent environmental and personal factors that may occur in the future. Transplanting to health personnel who are not sure that they are experts in their field will damage your health and cause negative consequences for the next process. Hair Center of Turkey carries out hair transplant operations under the control of a doctor with hair transplant specialists who are experts in their field and have been doing this job for many years.



People who will undergo a hair transplant operation should not consume foods that are difficult to digest beforehand. If the operation will take place in the morning, a light breakfast should be preferred and if the operation will take place in the afternoon, light foods should be preferred. Considering that the operations take approximately 3 to 5 hours, patients should definitely come on a full stomach. Consumption of green tea one week before and coffee and caffeine-containing beverages one day before should be stopped.

Hair Cleaning and Clothing

Before the operation, patients should clean their hair from chemical products such as gels and sprays, and wash their hair and scalp with natural and chemical-free shampoos if possible. In addition, more practical clothes such as shirts and cardigans with femuar should be preferred in order to avoid contact with the donor area and to prevent damage to the area.

Medication Use

Medication Use

The use of drugs such as dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis) and edoxaban (Lixiana), which cause blood thinning before the operation, such as smoking and alcohol, should be suspended. If used, a physician should definitely be consulted. Again, medicines used for chronic conditions should be reported to the physician. These isolation processes are important for the treatment to be positive.

Sleeping Position

Sleeping Position

There are rules that should be followed before as well as after hair transplant. One of the most striking of these rules is known as the sleeping position. Having information about the process you will experience, especially in the first week, is very important for the positive outcome of the transplant.

How Should I Sleep the First Night After Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant area and donor area need very good care. In this time interval when the hair needs to be treated sensitively, it is necessary to get through the first 10 days carefully. Otherwise, hair follicles may have problems in terms of adhesion. The most probable possibility that may cause damage to the hair follicles is known as the sleeping position. Especially the first night after hair transplant, sleeping in a fully lying position may cause swelling of the transplanted area.
On the first night, when it is recommended to sleep on your back at a 45-degree angle, you can take a more comfortable position by placing a pillow on your back. This will be the healthiest sleeping position as the transplanted area should be protected. With a correct sleep angle, you can prevent oedema in the hair transplant area.

How Should I Sleep in the First Week After Hair Transplant?

You can start sleeping on your back in the first week after hair transplant. This situation, which also varies according to the area where hair transplant is performed, does not cause any problems if transplant is performed in the frontal areas. Lying on your back after transplant to the crown or other areas may damage the hair follicles.
In the first 10 days after the transplant, care should be taken to sleep at a 45-degree angle. Placing two pillows under the head will help to get a more comfortable sleeping position. The most important point in doing all these is to keep the head elevated.
It should be noted that sleeping on your side is not recommended for the first 10 days. In order to prevent possible swelling and oedema, the sleeping position should be followed. After this period, you can sleep normally with the approval of your doctor.

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About the Author: Dr. Rasime Erkan
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Rasime Erkan, who has the title of specialist doctor in dermatology, was born in Kayseri. Coming to Istanbul at the age of 2, Dr. Rasime Erkan completed her education here and continued her studies. In 1981, Dr. Rasime Erkan graduated from Istanbul Medical Faculty and started her professional career in a private hospital in Istanbul. In the following years, she completed her specialization in the Department of Dermatology at Istanbul Medical Faculty and continued her career success by completing the “Specialization” exam in 1988. Dr. Rasime Erkan worked as the “Chief Physician” of the hospital in 1992 while continuing her duty in a private hospital. She continued her career as Chief Physician and Dermatologist and after her retirement, she established Lazermed Beauty Center and started working in her own clinic. Dr. Rasime Erkan is currently a dermatologist at Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic and continues her valuable work in our hair transplant clinic with her experience and knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological diseases.
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