The day of your procedure. 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. Wear comfortable clothes with a shirt that buttons down the front. Arrive promptly at the clinic. Gives you time to relax and complete any required paperwork. Workings will vary from clinic to clinic. Always confirm the logistics and medical protocols prior to booking.
Your consultation is a time to reaffirm your expectations and ensure everyone is on the same page. Especially on the day of your procedure. The Doctor will confirm your medical history and the planning of your day. They will design your hairline if required and map out your donor area. It is time for you to ask any questions before moving to the next stage.
Medications are given, such as sedation, antibiotics. The donor area is cleaned with an antiseptic then anesthesia 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 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. FUE the doctor will punch the follicular units or designate to a technician. Graft placement. Protocols vary. From Doctor made custom sites. To implanter made sites and placement.
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.
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 your clinic has provided. Arrange a comfortable sleeping position for yourself. Try to sleep for the first few nights in a slightly upright position.