Transplant Procedures

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.

Email: droctainhrc@gmail.com

Phone: 703-420-0454

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