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What to Do Before A Hair Transplant Procedure?

Hair transplants are increasing in their popularity every year, with medical tourism becoming the norm for those who want to achieve a natural looking head of hair without paying extortionate prices.

If you have just had or are considering having a hair transplant in Turkey, you might be wondering what to do before a hair transplant. We offer the very best FUE hair transplants, and what you do before a FUE hair transplant is very important in ensuring you heal optimally, and your procedure is as successful as possible. In this guide, you can find out exactly what to do before a FUE hair transplant. By following these guidelines, you will have the best possible chances of recovery, while achieving the aesthetic you desire.

10 Days Before: Stop Taking Vitamins
Although you may be thinking that vitamin and mineral supplements will aid with your hair transplant recovery, this is actually not the case. Multi-vitamins can disrupt the natural healing process, so these should be avoided 10 days prior to your hair transplant procedure. Vitamins B and E, for example, have the potential to increase bleeding, which is not ideal when you intend to undergo hair transplant surgery.

7 Days Before: Stop Smoking
Stopping smoking is something that you should do before a hair transplant procedure. You should stop smoking altogether at least 7 days before your surgery, as smoking can negatively affect blood circulation while delaying the healing process of wounds. As it is quite difficult to suddenly stop smoking, we would advise you to try and stop smoking a month before your procedure. Although this is not entirely necessary, it will make it much easier and reduce levels of stress and cravings as you approach your procedure date.

7 Days Before: Stop Taking Blood Thinning Medications
Blood thinners such as Aspirin should also be avoided within the 7 days prior to your hair transplant. Blood thinners can have adverse effects, causing excessive bleeding following your hair transplant surgery. Additionally, Aspirin has the potential to interact with the medication that your hair transplant surgeon provides you with, so ensuring it is out of your system before the procedure is essential.

7 Days Before: Stop Taking Anti Inflammation medications
In the same way that blood thinners can cause an adverse effect, as can anti-inflammation medication. These include strong painkillers such as ibuprofen and should be avoided 7 days before your hair transplant procedure. By contacting us at Clinic Effect, one of our expert team can provide you with a consultation, supporting you with a list of all prohibited anti-inflammatory drugs that you should abstain from within this period of time.

3 Days Before: Stop Consuming Alcohol & Drugs
Any alcohol and drugs must be avoided within the 3 days before your procedure, and it is important that you are strict with yourself in this respect. As alcohol is a diuretic, this means it will cause your body to dehydrate. If you are dehydrated, it will prolong your recovery time while increasing the risk of discomfort and potential pain. Additionally, alcohol can elevate your blood pressure to an unsafe level, reducing blood and nutrient supply to your head, hindering the healing process.

Drugs should also be avoided, so if you suffer from any medical condition as such as hypertension, thyroid problems, cholesterol disorders, or diabetes, you should consult or specialists who can offer their expert advice in terms of what drugs you should avoid.

Contact us Today for more Information on What to do Before a Hair Transplant

For more information regarding what you should do before a FUE hair transplant, contact us at Clinic Effect today and one of our friendly, expert consultants will do everything they can to assist with you before you receive your hair transplant here in Istanbul.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our representatives for 10 countries are 24/7 available to provide you support at anytime. 

How can I contact you?

You can contact us by phone or WhatsApp by number +90 531 559 97 99, or you can e-mail

How much does an online hair analysis by Clinic Effect cost?

Your online hair analysis by Clinic Effect is free of charge. You will also receive a free consultation with the Clinic Effect hair loss experts.

When can I return to my social life after the surgery?

3 days after the surgery you can return to your social life.

Do you provide a warranty for hair transplants?

We are monitoring the situation to guarantee that you obtain the desired outcome.

Is hair transplant surgery painful?

The surgery is done under local anaesthesia, so almost nothing is felt during the operation itself except the anaesthesia itself. With needle-free anaesthesia, this pain can be reduced by 70% as well.

Will transplanted hair fall out?

The transplanted hair will fall out shortly after the procedure, a condition called as shock loss, but will continue to grow.

Will I have scars after getting a hair transplant?

The Sapphire FUE process allows for least invasive hair transplantation. Only little wounds emerge on the donor region, which are normally nearly imperceptible to the human eye after healing.

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