When it comes to “before and after FUE hair transplantation”, it is generally thought the comparison of the photos before and after the procedure, but the actions that should be avoided and must be done before and after the procedure should also come to mind. It should not be forgotten that the preparation before and after the sapphire hair transplantation process is important as well as sapphire hair transplantation process itself. In our era in which we focus more on a result-oriented approach, Although before and after hair transplantation are considered only as photographs with obvious and excellent outcomes, it should never be ignored that for this purpose, careful planning beforehand, following some medical recommendations and good aftercare is required.
The first decision to be made before FUE hair transplantation is naturally about which surgeon you will submit yourself to. It is important that you find a surgeon who is experienced in sapphire hair transplantation and will explain all the possibilities to his patients without misleading them. Otherwise, you may experience disappointment. For more information on this subject, you can review our article titled
It should not be forgotten that hair transplantation is a surgical procedure. Although it may seem unimportant to you before the sapphire hair transplant procedure, you should definitely inform your surgeon about the medications you use or your chronic diseases. Do not mislead the surgical team that will carry out the FUE hair transplant procedure, about the related information, since it may put your hair transplant outcome and more importantly your life at risk. Please take the maximum care in this matter.
If you regularly take blood thinners, you should stop it at least one week before the FUE hair transplantation. Otherwise, you will have excessive bleeding during the procedure, and it will negatively affect the result. You can start taking your medication 2 days after the operation. Blood thinners are taken for a reason. So, you need to get approval of your doctor who prescribed this drug in order to have a sapphire hair transplant and quit the drug for about 10 days.
Patients using Minoxidil should also discontinue the drug at least one week before the operation to prevent excessive bleeding. Patients using tablets can start taking the drug immediately after the operation, and patients using topical forms of it can take their medications two weeks after the FUE hair transplantation.
Clinics that perform FUE hair transplantation may not accept patients infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV, depending on the characteristics of the operation rooms. Make sure that you haven’t had one of these diseases in your country. If you have one of these diseases, choosing a clinic that has an operation room suitable for you and that can accept you, prevents you from going to another country and returning without benefiting from any service.
Most people with hair loss use multivitamin supplements to prevent this loss. Due to the risk of increase in bleeding, supplements containing vitamin B and vitamin E should be stopped one week before the FUE hair transplantation.
Alcohol should be stopped at least one week before the sapphire hair transplant operation due to the risk of blood dilution. After the FUE hair transplant operation, Smile Hair Clinic will give you a bag containing the medicines you should use. Since you will be using medications that may interact with alcohol, you cannot drink alcohol at least five days after the hair transplant operation. Alcohol has a delaying effect on the wound healing process. Thus, it is recommended not to drink alcohol for 15 days after the FUE hair transplantation operation.
While preparing your luggage for FUE hair transplantation operation, be sure you choose buttoned or zippered clothes for top clothing. Our patients, who try to put on or take off their other types of clothing after the procedure, can remove their grafts and it may give a great sorrow to them.
Make sure you slept well before the FUE hair transplant operation. Having a good breakfast also helps you get through a tiring day easily. Washing the hairy scalp before the sapphire hair transplant operation will help in reducing the risk of infection. For this reason, come to the clinic by taking a shower in your hotel before the hair transplant operation.
One of the most important points that patients should pay attention after FUE hair transplantation is not to hit their heads somewhere or rub it. There is no scientific study on how many times people hit their heads to somewhere and rub it in a day. Unfortunately, the number of patients who lost some of their grafts by hitting their heads to somewhere or turning in their sleep after sapphire hair transplantation is substantially high. After the hair transplant operation, the attachment of the grafts to the scalp takes approximately 7 days. For this reason, you should be extra careful about it and you shouldn’t hit your head to somewhere during this period. In Smile Hair Clinic, how to sleep during this process is explained to the patients and kits to help them are given to them.
You have to rest on the first night after the sapphire hair transplant procedure. It is definitely not a good idea to go shopping or getting lost in the city life. When you go out during the healing process, it will be useful to protect the transplanted area from the sun or rain with the help of an umbrella.
After the hair transplant procedure, you must use the medications given by your doctor as specified. Before you leave the Smile Hair Clinic, make sure you understand exactly what are the medicines you have been given and the prescription of them.
After the hair transplant surgery, you shouldn’t apply anything other than the isotonic solution given to you for moisturizing your hair until the first wash. It is very important how to wash your hair during the healing process. The first wash after FUE hair transplantation is done in Smile Hair Clinic 48 hours after the operation. After providing our patients with printed images and a link to a video about the washing process in our clinic, our doctors provide detailed explanations. Photos are requested from the patients and they’re followed up, during this process. In this way, you can be sure that your hair will have required attention from us.
Smile Hair Clinic recommends that you wash with the medical shampoo given by the clinic every day for 1 month after the first wash after FUE hair transplantation. At the end of this period, you should choose a natural shampoo that will not harm your hair and wash your hair frequently according to your hair type. Dry hair can be washed every 2-3 days while oily hair can be washed every day.
You should shed the scabs on the area where FUE hair transplantation is performed before the 2nd week. This will allow your hair to grow back in a healthy way. You can get rid of scabs by increasing the pressure while washing after the 10th day. When necessary, we are at your service for 24/7 with our expert support team.
Sport is a way of living for many people, and not being able to do sports after a hair transplant operation can be very annoying for them. So, how long should we be careful while doing sports after hair transplantation? Although your wounds heal 15 days after sapphire hair transplantation, some canals that extend to the hair follicles may still remain. Therefore, although Smile Hair Clinic recommends that you start tripping after 3-4 days, it is recommended that you should avoid an infection that may develop from excessive sweating for 1 month. Also, the use of wet areas such as pools and saunas should be restricted for 1 month after hair transplantation.
In some cases, soreness and pain can be observed in the donor area after hair transplantation. A cream containing steroids to be applied on this area will stop these complaints dramatically. Thus, you should keep the cream given to you for your donor area, and use it by getting our approval when these complaints develop.