Post-Operative Instructions

 

  • Diet: Normal
  • Use 1-2 pillows below your head while lying down for initial 3 days.
  • You will need to take medicines (antibiotics and pain killers) for initial 5 days according to the prescription provided to you.
  • Avoid alcohol for next 24 hours.
  • You may take shower below neck next day onwards. DO NOT get the head wet for initial 3 days.
  • Use prescribed shampoo on alternate days from 4th day onwards as per instructions (just dabbing, no rubbing). Rubbing over the transplant site must be avoided for initial 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Hairspray, hair dye, powder etc. should be avoided for initial 3-4 weeks.
  • You will notice a scab (protective layer) on the transplant site. DO NOT try to remove the crusts (scabs) too soon. A scab will fall off on its own about 5-15 days after surgery. You may notice hairs coming out with the scab, this is normal. Hair roots are retained inside and will start growing after 12 – 16 weeks.
  • Helmet, T-shirt or any tight pull over clothing that may rub over the grafted area should be avoided for initial 3-4 weeks.
  • You may use a loose cap / hat if you like.
  • Strenuous physical activities should be avoided for about 3 – 4 weeks.Full instructions will be supplied to you after the procedure.