Day of Your Procedure

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Wash your hair the morning of your procedure. Do not apply fixing sprays, concealers, gels or waxes. Take breakfast and try to eat well but no caffeinated drinks. It is important to have an adequate blood sugar level and enough food to absorb your medication.

Wear comfortable clothes with a shirt that has buttons down the front.  Post-op you can easily put your shirt back on and not have to place over your head.  Arrive promptly at the clinic. Gives you time to relax and complete any required paperwork in peace without fuss.

Your consultation is a time to reaffirm your expectations. Also, to discuss aspects of your procedure.  As well as the Doctor confirming your medical history, designing and confirming the plan for your procedure.

Medications

Medications are given, such as sedation, antibiotics. The donor area is cleaned with an antiseptic then anaesthesia injected. This numbs the area ready for the procedure.

There is generally no discomfort during the procedure. Most patients find they drift in and out of sleep.  As the day wears on if you start to feel any discomfort let your doctor know. As there is no need to feel any discomfort.

During the Day

A Hair Transplant is a team performance.  It relies on the skills of the individuals to reach a successful result. The doctor will not perform every aspect of your procedure.  They have set protocols in place to ensure the highest standards.

Doctors perform aspects such as strip removal and closer with FUT. Then make the placement sites. With FUE the doctor should punch the follicular units from the donor. Before making the placement sites. Some doctors place grafts but the majority have their own placement team.

Dependent on the size of the procedure there will normally be a break for lunch. You and the medical team have time to eat and stretch your legs. After lunch, the procedure continues until finished. Try not to clock watch as it makes the time go slower.

The night of your hair transplant

After your procedure, you should return to your home or hotel. Makes sure you have enough to eat and drink with you. Avoid having to go shopping so there is no need to go out. Take any medication that has been provided.  Arrange a comfortable sleeping position for yourself. Try to sleep for the first few nights in a slightly upright position.

Learn more about healing and hair growth after your hair transplant procedure
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