Necessary recommendations before hair transplant operation:
A primary examination of the applicants for hair transplant and proper and accurate consultation with the doctor is of great importance.
The following cases are evaluated in the observation session as well:
A history of hereditary hair loss in a person’s relatives, a background of using drugs for treatment, investigating hormone disorders related to fundamental diseases (especially in females). In case such cases are observed, then, the applicant is requested to perform blood test for examining coagulation factors and viral diseases.
The result of this blood test is examined by the hair transplant specialist and in case the result is normal, then, there would be no problem for the operation.
Note: in case of having any kind of diseases such as cardiac disease like blood pressure, diabetes, hormone problems, or a history of surgery, then, you should inform the physician.
In case you consume anticoagulant drugs such as Aspirin, warfarin, …., then, you should inform the physician. It is much better if Aspirin is cut off 10 days before the operation (with the consultation of the physician).
Minoxidil solution is better to be cut off two weeks before the transplant. Smoking and alcoholic beverages must be cut off one week before the operation. Contact the clinic one day before the operation.
The stages of transplant, the way the operation is to be conducted, pre-surgery and post-surgery cares:
Before the beginning of the task, the consultants answer all the questions related to hair transplant appropriately.
Like any other health care measures, there are restrictions in the domain of hair transplant. They should be considered:
1- The quantity and amount of the hair to be moved from the hair-donorarea: the smaller and more restricted thearea, the fewer would be the number ofhair strandsto be removed. So, the result would not be satisfactory.
2- The quality of the hair to be removed from the hair-donorarea: the thicker, blacker, and curlier the hair, the more density it will develop in the transplantarea.
3- The extent of the crown: the more the extent of the area, the less would be the density of the hair transplanted.
Note: the growth line in front of the head (the distance between the forehead and the hair) is of great importance in hair transplantation. Designing this line has a series of calculations the observance of which is very important in obtaining a good and natural result because it has the best effect on a person’s face. Proportion with other parts of the face, and age are important determining factors in designing this line. These conditions are taken into account by the surgeon so that the best result is obtained.
This center transplants hair naturally using the most recent technology such as FUT, FUE(FIT) combined method, slit graft, AHRS (using the instrument approved by U.S food and drug administration). High speed, the division of the stages of the operation among the members of the team, and using the most recent tools and equipmentfor hair transplant such as microscopes and special microblades,….have all enabled this center to perform great tasks on bald areas of the head called Megasession in just 3 to 5 hours and in a complete natural manner. Natural hair transplant is performed with just a local anesthesia during which the patient feels no pain and is completely conscious. Also, in cases where FUE is feasible, then, there would be no surgery or suturing or bloodshed. Right after the operation, the patient is discharged and can continue his daily life without any problem.
Necessary recommendations after the operation:
1- Avoid smoking, hookah, alcoholic beverages after the operation for the duration of one week to one month.
2- Up to three days after the surgery, you should sleep half-sit. (The head should be in a higher position than the body).
3- Use an ice compress on the forehead and around the eyes up to 24 hours after the operation.
4- From 24 up to 48 hours after the operation, apply a warm compress on the forehead and around the eyes. You can repeat this process days after the operation and it can also be used on sutures in a row.
5- Go to Novin Iran clinic 24 hours after the transplant for undressing the wound. You can bring a washable cotton hat, if you like.
6- Use sedatives up to two days after the operation, even if you have no pain (if you are inclined, you can use a diclofenac suppository).
7- Be very much careful to avoid blows onto the head. This is very important.
8- Washing the head can begin two days after transplant and this should be done two times a day.
9- Washing can be done at home or at the clinic.
10- Twenty days after the transplant, contact the clinic for laser therapy. Each session lasts 20 minutes and the number of sessions is 10.
11- After the sessions of laser therapy have finished, it is advisable to go to clinic to be visitedfree of charge.
12- Avoid doing the following activities up to one month after the operation:
- a) Lifting heavy objects
- b) Sports like football, swimming, ….(walking no problem)
- c) Presence in places where there might be a blow to the head
- d) Travelling unless there is the possibility of washing the head at least two times a day.
13- There is no especial diet. But the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C can contribute greatly to its quick healing.
How to wash the head:
1-Blend shampoo and lukewarm water in a sprinkler.
2-Apply the foam on the transplanted areas and wait 5 minutes.
3-Empty the sprinkler of the shampoo and fill it with tepid water and sprinkle on the head from a distance of 30 cm to the point where there is no sign of the foam. (Do not touch the transplanted area at all).
4-The suture behind the head can be gingerly washed using the fingers with a baby shampoo.
5-Repeat this two times a day.
6-For drying the head, use a hair-drier with cold wind with a distance of 20 cm or you can leave it to dry on itself. (Do not use a towel).
Hair washing schedule:
Third day: baby shampoo
Fourth day: baby shampoo
Fifth day: baby shampoo
Sixth day: sebophaneshampoo
Seventh day: baby shampoo
Eighth day: baby shampoo
Ninth day: baby shampoo
Use only the shampoo of sebophane from the tenth day on, and there is no longer a need to a spray. Wash your head using a douche and rubbing gently the transplanted areas.
Important note: Avoid tampering with the transplanted areas with your nail or pointed objects.