In hair transplantation, hair follicles are moved from one part of the body (called the “donor area”) to another part of the body (called the “recipient area”). It can treat hair loss and baldness caused by aging, genes, stress, illness, and hair thinning. Preparing for a hair transplant operation is essential to ensuring successful results.
Prior to getting a hair transplant, a person should talk to their doctor about what their expectations are, and potential risks. During the initial consultation, patients should share any medical history or medications they are taking that could affect the development of their hair transplant. Additionally, it’s a good idea for patients to ask questions about the hair transplantation procedure to understand what to expect before surgery.
If a person decides to get a hair transplant, they should ensure they meet their doctor’s requirements. Depending on the type of hair transplant, some routine exams may need to be performed. This may include blood work, X-Rays, and allergy testing. It is also essential for patients to give details about their medical history, such as past surgeries.
In preparation for surgery, specific steps must be taken before hair transplantation:
When preoperative measures provided by the surgeon are followed correctly, hair transplant surgery can be very effective.
What to avoid before hair transplantation:
Hair transplantation are considered safe, effective and have minimal complications when done correctly. Patients may have some hair growth as early as 2 weeks after surgery. However, full results may take up to 12 months. For successful hair regrowth, patients must ensure to follow their doctor’s post-surgery instructions, such as taking antibiotics or staying out of the sun. Hair transplantation does not guarantee permanent results. There is always a risk a patient may still lose their hair, even after multiple procedures.
Hair transplantation are an excellent option for people who want to stop losing their hair or avoid going bald. Before getting a hair transplant, patients need to consult their doctor about their medical history and current medications. It is paramount that patients follow the pre and post-surgery instructions, eat nutrient rich foods to help your body heal faster and promote hair regrowth.