You’ve booked your hair transplant and the count-down to your surgery has begun. Now, follow these top tips to prepare for the big day.

Time off work

Hair transplant surgery is generally performed in a single procedure and the recovery time is short. Though it is possible to return to work the next day, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activity during the initial healing period. Vinci Hair Clinic’s experts suggest planning a few extra days off work for your comfort.

Transport and accommodation

Avoid any unnecessary stress on the day of your hair transplant by planning your journey now. Ideally, you’ll want to arrive at the clinic around 30 minutes before your appointment to settle in and fill out any final paperwork. Book any transport tickets in advance, and if you don’t live locally, make hotel reservations.

Medications

Some over-the-counter and prescription medications cannot be used before surgery due to potential side-effects. Make sure that your hair transplant surgeon knows what medication you usually use and they will give you specific advice about what you should do in the weeks before your surgery day.

Nutrition

Supplying your body with plenty of vitamins, minerals and proteins in the weeks before your hair transplant surgery can help to improve healing and promote healthy new hair growth. Eat a wide variety of fresh foods and consider using Vinci Hair Clinic’s Vitruvian Line nutritional supplement.

Smoking

Smoking impairs the blood circulation and wound healing, which can impact on your hair transplant results. The best option for your overall health is to quit smoking completely. If that’s not possible, avoid smoking during the 24 hours before, and for as long as possible after your procedure.

Scalp massage

Scalp massages improve the blood circulation and skin elasticity, both factors which can improve the result of your hair transplant. Simply use your finger-tips to rub all over your scalp for 10 minutes, once or twice daily, to benefit from the effects.

Relax

It is normal to feel slightly nervous about having hair transplant surgery but try to relax as much as possible. You’ve already taken the most difficult step by having a consultation and deciding to have the work done, so now it is time to look forward to your new look.

How to Prepare for Hair Transplant Surgery