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Important preoperative instructions for FUE patientsIn the run-up to any FUE-based hair transplantation, patients should bear the following restrictions/information/instructions in mind, as the optimal healing process and success are highly dependent on them.
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- No alcohol / no smoking in the three days prior to the operation. It is very recommendable to get enough sleep.
- If you suffer from any disease, a blood test should be done beforehand, either by your local GP or by us. Generally speaking, a pre-operation blood test is not necessary when the patient is young and healthy. Please inform us as early as possible whether your blood needs to be tested.
- On the day of the operation, you should only have a light breakfast. We will give you breakfast at the clinic.
- Please wear comfortable clothes on the day of the operation. Do not wear clothes which you need to pull over your head. Wear comfortable shoes.
- You will be given operation clothing during your stay here in the clinic. This should be worn the whole day.
- Please do not wear jewellery during your stay here - remove it before coming to the clinic.
- Please understand the necessity of us always being able to contact you by phone. This is particularly the case on the day of the operation, and you should be available from 07:00 AM onwards in case we might have to contact you for urgent matters.
- Please do not have your haircut before an FUE operation, as this makes it more difficult for us to determine the status of your hair and the subsequent treatment. Before treatment begins, we will cut your hair to a length of 0.9mm.
- Should you take anticoagulant medication, for example ones such as Marcumar containing coumarin, please contact our doctor.
- Medication containing acetylsalicylic acid such as aspirin or other pain-relievers should not be taken during the 7 - 10 day period prior to treatment. The same applies to stimulants and narcotics, including antidepressants.
- Please bring with you your prescription drugs and show them to the doctor. Should you have any worries about the effects of prescription medication on the treatment, please contact your GP or pharmacist.
- Blood thinning (med. haemodilution) is influenced by the intake of vitamins B and E, which can have negative consequences for the transplantation. Please therefore stop taking supplementary vitamin B and E 7 days before the operation.
- Propecia/Finasteride supports and improves blood circulation in the scalp, which in turn strengthens the hair roots. Taking such medication is therefore no problem.
- Minoxidil solution can be applied up to 24 hours before treatment. Propylene glycol may cause irritation and dryness of the skin following the operation. This is not just unpleasant, but can also have a negative effect on the transplantation. Please don't use Minoxidil in the first three weeks following the operation. After that, please first consult the doctor treating you.
- After the operation, swelling will probably occur in the transplant area. This should go away within 5 - 7 days. Arnica D30, a homeopathic remedy, can be a help in mitigating any swelling. Please consult your pharmacist should you want to use this, as Arnica D30 is available in various forms, differing in the way it is administered and in dosage.
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