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Hair transplant pre-op instructions: things to do before transplant

Hair transplant pre-op instructions are very important to obtain the desired results if you are thinking of a hair treatment, like for example a micro FUE hair transplant in Turkey. Although thanks to the new treatments and techniques hair loss is no longer a problem to be scared of as it was before, it´s very important to pay attention to the things to do before the hair transplant.

“The criteria for a hair transplant must definitely be paid attention”, underlines Clinicana’s medical director, Mr. Eyad Attar. “There are some points to take care of in order to not end with a disappointment, and I would like to talk about those points. Although Turkey is described like a paradise for having a hair transplant operation, it might turn into a bad experience with an inexperienced and unqualified medical staff”, he explains.

According to Mr. Eyad Attar, these are the most important things to be paid attention to before a hair transplant procedure.

Search for the reason of your hair loss

You can’t find out the reason of genetic hair loss with blood tests or a check-up; but you can reveal in that way many causes of hair loss, such as lack of iron or zinc in your blood, and hormonal imbalances, too.

There are many reasons for hair loss, and finding the right one will help you to choose the appropriate treatment. If the underlying reason is a genetic loss, an experienced hair transplant physician can understand this point and advise you for the operation.

Are you suitable for a hair transplant operation?

Before the procedure, it´s important to find out if your health condition is suitable for the operation by having an examination, and sharing your medical diseases with the professional who will perform the hair transplant operation.

In fact a hair transplant is not always the solution for any case of hair loss; some of these problems can be solved by other medical treatments, without the need of going through a surgery.

How many grafts do I need in a hair transplant?

It is important to determine how many hair follicles you have in your donor site (the area of the nape and the upper part of the ears) and how many grafts can be extracted during the operation.

Doctors usually have the chance to extract a maximum of 4,000-5,000 grafts from this area. Therefore, it is wrong to think that you can have as many sessions as you want if you lose more hair in the future. In addition, patients might lose their already-existing hair after a transplant. So, if wrong decisions are taken about the number of grafts to be transplanted and the area where they will be implanted, the patient might end disappointed with the result after some time.

Get information about the risk of “shock loss” after the transplant

Patients can suffer a hair loss problem in the transplanted area due to a skin trauma during the early stages after a hair transplant procedure; they also might suffer the loss of the existing hair after an unsuccessful operation. Hair follicles can be damaged by inadequate hair transplant procedures or after a defectively planned operation, too, leading to the loss not of only of the newly transplanted hair, but also of the previously existing.

It´s because all these possible complications after a hair transplant procedure that it´s so important to undergo an operation like this with a very experienced and skilled doctor and medical staff, in order to prevent any disappointing result.

Avoid medication that may increase the risk of bleeding

Last but not least, let´s not forget that certain medications such as aspirin, gingko biloba, ginseng, garlic pills, or vitamin E supplements, should be stopped before the hair surgery to prevent blood-diluting effect. It´s very important that you inform your doctor about any medication you are using before proceed with the treatment for your hair loss.

So, as you can see, follow the proper hair transplant pre-op instructions is quite important to avoid any possible complication during or after the surgery. However, do not also forget that the most important is to receive a professional assessment about your condition and the available solutions, and get it from a trustworthy medical team like the one we have at Clinicana.