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Postoperative Instructions

Conditions to be considered before the hair transplant

  • Stop drinking alcohol, aspirin, vitamins, green and herbal tea, energy drinks, and hookah for 7 days at least before the operation;

  • Stop using medical hair cosmetics, lotions, and sprays at least 1 month before surgery;

  • Take a shower and make breakfast before coming to the clinic on the day of the operation preferably wear comfortable clothes (shirt with buttons);

  • If you take any regular medicine for any heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach discomfort, and such as chronic diseases, please inform the doctor and give him enough information.

Conditions to be considered after the hair transplant

General recommendations

  • Use the prescription as given by your doctor;

  • We recommend you rest the first two days after the hair transplant. Keep away from moving forward, walking, and standing, it can cause facial swelling. The head band, that is given after hair transplant to minimize the risk of swelling must be used for 5 days. Let down the headband at night and while doing hair wash and wear it right after and during the day;

  • Do not use heavy cigarettes, coffee and alcohol and its derivatives for at least a week;

  • Be careful 7 days after the transplant to not hit your head;

  • Do not sleep face down during the first week of the surgery;

  • For the first 10 days, you must do your hair washing every day with the recommended shampoo and lotion;

  • Do not take off the headband while washing, you can let it down on your neck. 15 days from the surgery use the fingertips for 10 minutes once a day to massage the transplanted area with a circular motion;

  • After the last hair wash and during the 1st month you will have a shock loss. This is a normal and expected loss. Please do not worry. After the 3rd month since the transplant, the hair loss will stop and your hair will start to grow;

  • At the 3rd, 6th, and 9th months, send us your photos that are of crucial importance. We evaluate the difference after sowing so we can follow you and the transplant progress.


  • Never touch the first 3 days the transplanted area in any way, do not scratch, do not wash;

  • The first three days are very important and you have to be careful. Do not rub your head in any way. Because any friction can dislodge the tiny grafts inserted into the recipients;

  • Your first washing will start on the 3rd day from the hair transplant. To not immerse yourself you can only wash your body. Do not use towels to dry your head or cottons but only with a light touch of paper napkins;

  • After awaiting 20 minutes the lotion on your head, foaming the shampoo, and in non-pressurized water wash your head;

  • Irritation and itching can be noticed in the transplanted areas after the surgery. Do not scratch your head in the first 15 days. Please contact our experts if you're very uncomfortable.


Nutrition - Sleep - Habits

  • During the first week, you have to sleep on your back and by using the neck pillow;

  • You should do lying supine or semi-recumbent position using a neck pillow or towel to support the back of your head, you should avoid burying your head in the pillow;

  • Keep away the first 3 days from salty foods such as olives, cheese, pickles, and chips;

  • Do not consume alcohol, cigarette, or hookah for a week, and keep away from all tobacco products.


  • Do not touch or wear any hat during the first 3 days or have any contact with the transplanted area;

  • For the first 3 days, use only the front buttoned clothes;

  • From the day of your first wash, you can use the headband under the hat that we will give you;

  • Wear your sports hats after 7 days, beret-hood after 10 days, and you must wait 30 days for helmets;

  • For the first 10 days be careful in low-ceilinged places. In particular, you should be careful also not to rub your head while getting in or out of the car.

Water contact

  • After 10 days you can enter the sea;

  • Use only warm water in your washing for up to 15 days;

  • You must wait at least 15 days for a hot shower, hammam, or sauna;

  • Do not enter the pool for 1 month.

Physical activities

  • For the first 3 days no sexual intercourse;

  • Do not bend, for 5 days, lean forward or do activities for 5 days;

  • Do not lift heavy things for one week;

  • Stay away from sweaty activities for 7 days. Just dab with paper towels if you sweat. Do not try to push or dry it hard, and do not use a product other than paper napkins;

  • After 10 days you can do light sports, after 15 days you can do heavier activities;

  • You must wait 90 days for sports such as kick-boxer or football in order to avoid getting hits.

Hair treatment

  • Do not use PRP, mesotherapy, growth factors, medical treatments or hair loss spray 3 months after hair transplant.



  • After 10 days you can cut your hair using scissors for the sides;

  • You must wait at least 3 months to dye your hair or use a hair dryer;

  • After 3 months you can use products like wax, topic, hair gel, pomade, and spray. However, when using, only apply to your hair and make sure it does not touch your scalp you must wash your head from these products before going to bed;

  • You can use a shaving machine or rasor after 3 months from the surgery;

  • Do not use wigs, prostheses, and similar products at any stage of your life from now on.


Hair washing

Days 3-10 

  • The first wash from the cycle will be made by our clinic (day 3). The rest of the wash will be done by yourself;

  • Put the shampoo on the palm of your hand and make some foam with it. Apply the foam on the transplanted area by tapping and by massaging the donor area. (Please use a bath sponge to squeeze without touching your head and disperse the foam on all your head);

  • Rinse your head again afterward;

  • Between 3-10 days, repeat the above-described washing instructions every day;

  • Do not touch your head with your hand during washing. Just touch gently with light movement on the back of your head. Do not use a circular motion. You should only touch the forward direction of your natural hair.

11th day

The last wash will be done in our clinic on the 11th day. In this way, you will have a purified and clean skin.

İf the patient cannot come to the clinic on the 11th day for the washing, he can do it by himself at home:

  • Apply the lotion firstly on the transplanted area and leave it for 60min;

  • Remove the lotion gently with warm water;

  • With the help of a foamed fiber gauze or bath sponge, spread the shampoo on the transplanted area with making pat movement from the back to front;

  • After 10 days from the washing, you can gently scrub off the residual crusting, The grafts are permanently in place and cannot be dislodged;

  • You will see a loss in the transplanted area of plenty of hair follicles during the wash;

  • This is a normal process, there is nothing to fear. The grafts are steady in their recipients and cannot be removed;

  • The same process can be applied to residual crusting if not totally removed after washing out. At the 13th day, all the scabs shall be totally eliminated, because it is very important for the grafts to breathe.


Hair treatment suggestions


Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma that contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. In addition, it contains platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing and possibly hair growth. In the treatment of PRP, 10 ccs of venous blood are taken. To obtain PRP, a patient’s blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the solid from liquid components, and platelet activators, such as thrombin, calcium chloride, and sometimes collagen, are added and injected into the scalp. Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing process. It takes approximately 30 minutes.

Growth factor

This process is implemented as a new approach to the treatment of hair loss. Hair nourishing vitamins, amino acids, and growth factors are applied into the scalp with tiny micro-needles over 0,8 mm named Skinstamp via hosting mechanism. The solution is applied through open channels with Skinstamp which increase the absorption. Growth Factor Hair Complex nourishes the scalp and helps hair follicles to have a healthy growth cycle. Treatment results occur in 8-12 weeks (in mild cases). The best results are taken when the two treatments are combined differences in the results may be observed from one patient to another.

Anti-loss herbal hair sprays

One month after the hair transplant, to protect and strengthen both existing and transplanted hair by improving the quality of your hair, you can start to use herbal products to improve the success of the transplant surgery. Hair spray-effective products are widely preferred in terms of ease of use. Thanks to the content of active herbal ingredients, it nourishes the hair follicle, stimulates blood circulation, and allows the hair growth. It helps the scalp of the patients that had or will have the hair transplant. It should be used regularly two times a day, in the morning and evening for 6 months. Your doctor can stop or adjust the dose after the 6th month, depending on your hair quality and also on your situation.

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