You’ve gone through hair loss, and now you’re scheduled for a hair replacement procedure. Follow this list of Dos and Don’ts before hair transplant 

Do’s :

  • Wash your hair in the evening and morning of the surgery. Check with our specialist about any special shampoos you need to use.
  • Wear comfortable clothing with a front opening, nothing that has to be pulled over your head after surgery.
  • Bring a button-up shirt to wear home.
  • If you are diabetic, please tell our surgeon, he will advise you about how to handle your diet and insulin management on the day of surgery.
  • If you have symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, or body aches tell us prior to the surgery.
  • Refrain from any form of casual exercise 3-7 days prior to surgery. If you weight train, body build or do strenuous cardio exercise, please refrain from this type of activity for at least 1 week prior to surgery. 
  • Eat a light breakfast (nothing fatty, fried, or greasy) the morning of the procedure. 





  • Don’t drink alcohol or take multivitamins, vitamin B, or vitamin E supplements for 7 days prior to your surgery, alcohol makes you more likely to bleed during a surgical procedure.
  • Don’t smoke 3 days prior to surgery, especially not on the day of the surgery, because it reduces blood flow to the scalp.
  • Don’t take medications the day before surgery without asking your surgeon if it’s okay.
  • Don’t cut or color your hair. Leave your hair long in the back and on the sides to cover the sutures or staples after your procedure.
  • Stop taking any anti-inflammatory medications or vitamin supplements that contain aspirin, ibuprofen (e.g. Motrin, Aleve, Advil, etc.), herbs that increase blood flow or thin the blood (Echinacea, Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic), and Vitamin E for 2 weeks before the procedure. These medications increase your risk for bleeding making it very difficult for your newly transplanted grafts “to take.”
  • Don’t use cortisone creams and lotions containing green tea, jasmine tea, or spices.
  •  Don’t drink supplements or energy drinks at least 3 days before surgery.
  • Don’t eat Indian, middle eastern, or Asian foods for 10 days before surgery, you can eat whatever you want as soon as the procedure is done.
*Follow the instructions of our medical experts if they differ from these or submit your questions to us.