24-48 hours before your procedure:
Hair should be cut using an electric shaver with a guard gauge of “zero” from the nape of the neckall the way up to the ears, (spanning from ear to ear). This can be tapered into a “crew cut”, “buzz cut”, or something more stylish leaving the hair on top a little longer if the client prefers.
Day of the procedure:
Thoroughly wash and dry your hair prior to arriving for your procedure. Please refrain from using any styling agents on your procedure day.
24-48 hours post-op:
Avoid all contact to donor site and newly implanted grafts.
There should be no direct water pressure from the shower head on the newly implanted grafts.
Do not wash your hair until at least 24 hours after your procedure.
You may massage the donor site ONLY, but do NOT touch the recipient area with your fingers for 7 days post-op as this may cause the grafts to dislodge.
After 48 hours post-op:
The donor site should now be closed up and healing. Your physician may suggest removing the bandage at this time.
There should still be no direct water pressure from the shower head on the grafts.
You will start to see scabbing on the donor site as well as the newly implanted graft site. This is perfectly normal.
A very loose fitting hat (that does not come in contact with the grafts) may be worn.
After the bandages are removed, apply a triple antibiotic ointment over the donor area at least 3 times a day for the next 3-4 days.