Aethra Clinic Patient Guide

Pre-Operative Instructions

Prepare for your procedure with our detailed pre-operative instructions. Ensure you follow these guidelines carefully to ensure the best possible outcome for your hair transplant.

One Week Before Surgery

  • Avoid any anti-inflammatory medications or supplements that can increase bleeding.
  • If you smoke, stop smoking to improve your healing process.
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol.

Three Days Before Surgery

  • Begin hydrating well. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water per day.
  • Do not cut your hair. Our surgeon will assess your natural hair growth during your consultation.

The Night Before Surgery

  • Ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.

The Day of Surgery

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Avoid applying any products to your hair or scalp.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

Post-Operative Instructions

Following your hair transplant, it’s crucial to adhere to our post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible results.

Day of Surgery (Day 0)

  • Rest with your head elevated to minimize swelling.
  • Avoid touching or washing the transplanted area.
  • Begin your prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection.

Day 1-3 Post-Surgery

  • Continue to rest with your head elevated.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and direct sunlight.
  • Gently clean the donor area with a mild cleanser as instructed.

Weeks 1-2 Post-Surgery

  • Expect scabs in the transplanted area to start falling off. Do not pick at them.
  • Gently wash your hair and scalp to help remove scabs.
  • Light exercises such as walking are permitted.

Post-Operation Instructions

Day of Surgery (Day 0):

  • Rest and Elevation: Ensure you rest with your head elevated to minimize swelling.
  • Area Care: Avoid touching or washing the transplanted area to prevent irritation or infection.
  • Medication: Begin any antibiotics or medications prescribed by your doctor to mitigate the risk of infection.

Day 1-3 Post-Surgery:

  • Continued Rest: Keep resting with your head elevated to further reduce swelling.
  • Minimal Activity: Avoid any strenuous activities and direct exposure to sunlight.
  • Gentle Cleaning: You can start cleaning the donor area with a mild cleanser as instructed by the clinic. Ensure gentle patting to dry.

Day 4-7 Post-Surgery:

  • Hair Washing: Begin washing your hair gently using the technique demonstrated by your surgeon. This may involve a special shampoo or method to avoid disturbing the transplanted follicles.
  • Avoid Scratching: Do not scratch or rub the transplanted area to prevent dislodging the grafts.
  • Light Activities: Gradually resume light activities. Avoid activities that could lead to sweating or strain on the surgical site.

Weeks 1-2 Post-Surgery:

  • Scabbing: Scabs in the transplanted area will start to fall off. It’s crucial not to pick them off manually.
  • Scalp Massages: Gently massage your scalp during washing to facilitate the removal of scabs, if advised by your surgeon.
  • Exercise: Light exercise such as walking is now permissible, but avoid heavy lifting and activities that could cause excessive sweating or impact the surgical site.

Weeks 2-4 Post-Surgery:

  • Normal Shedding: Some shedding of transplanted hair is normal and expected. This is part of the hair growth cycle.
  • Sun Protection: Continue to protect the scalp from direct sunlight. If going outdoors, wear a hat or use sunscreen as advised.
  • Follow-up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments for your surgeon to monitor your healing and progress.

Months 1-3 Post-Surgery:

  • Hair Growth: You may begin to notice new hair growth, although this varies by individual.
  • Care Instructions: Follow any additional care instructions provided by your surgeon to support healthy hair growth.
  • Nutrition: Maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals to support your recovery and hair health.

Months 3-6 Post-Surgery:

  • Visible Growth: Hair growth should become more noticeable. Continue to follow your surgeon’s recommendations for hair care.
  • Patience: Remember, full results can take up to a year to show. It’s important to have realistic expectations and patience during this time.

Months 6-12 Post-Surgery:

  • Final Results: The final outcome of your hair transplant should be visible, although some individuals may see improvements continue beyond this time.
  • Check-ins: Keep in regular contact with your surgeon, especially if you have any concerns or notice anything unusual in your recovery or hair growth.

Long-Term Care:

  • Sun Protection: Continue to protect your scalp from the sun to maintain the health of your transplanted hair.
  • Preventative Treatments: Consider using hair loss prevention treatments, if recommended, to maintain overall hair density.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, as these can negatively impact hair growth and overall health.

These post-operation instructions are designed to help you navigate the recovery process smoothly and ensure the best possible outcomes from your hair transplant surgery. Always follow the specific advice and instructions given by your surgeon, as individual needs may vary.


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