Habits You Should Avoid During Hair Transplant Recovery

At Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic, we offer our clients the most advanced hair transplant procedures. But it is not only the surgeon and the technique that makes a hair transplant successful. Your cooperation is extremely important when it comes to reaping the desired results out of a hair transplant surgery. Our doctors make sure that the patients are well informed about the post-transplant complications and risks.

To make sure that you recover quickly and safely, they provide a list of post-op instructions that you have to follow after the hair transplant surgery. Here are some habits that you should avoid during hair transplant recovery.


  • Exercise:

You may be allowed to resume your routine activities on the third or fourth day of the surgery, but remember exercise and other strenuous exercises remain a big no for at least a month. Vigorous physical activities like running, jogging, exercising or participating in games cause excessive sweating, which ultimately increases the risk of infection. This also means that you should avoid visits to saunas and steam rooms.

  • Spicy Foods:

Spicy foods should also be avoided for a couple of weeks before and after the procedure. This is because the body’s response interferes with the immune system’s ability to heal wounds. Remember, spices interfere hamper the healing process regardless of how accustomed you are to them. Therefore, it is advised to avoid spicy foods for 10 to 14 days following surgery.

  • Pain Management:

Expect your scalp to remain sore and tender for a few days after hair transplant. But self medication for pain management is highly not recommended. Your surgeon will prescribe you pain medications to relieve post-op pain and discomfort. Aspirin, ibuprofen and other blood thinners should be strictly avoided for a couple of weeks before and after hair transplant.

  • Sleep Properly:

After hair transplant sleep with your head elevated at an angle 45 degrees. Doctors recommend sleeping in a reclining chair for a couple of nights following the surgery. But if you don’t feel comfortable in a reclining chair, place two or three pillows under the neck to elevate your head to at least an angle of 45 degrees. This allows limited blood supply to scalp, minimizing chances of bleeding and post-procedural swelling.

  • Alcohol:

Alcohol affects blood supply to the head and thus hampers healing process. Therefore it is important not to consume alcoholic beverages for at least a week before and after the surgery. Beware hair transplant surgery will not go ahead if you are intoxicated. So make sure you don’t even taste alcohol during the last 48 hours prior to the surgery.

  • Smoking:

Nicotine in cigarettes is extremely damaging for your newly transplanted hair follicles. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and therefore hampers the blood’s ability to transport oxygen and essential nutrients to the scalp. This ultimately affects the growth of transplanted follicles as well as the healing process. This is why it is recommended to quit smoking for two to three week before and after hair transplant.

  • Drugs:

A reputed surgeon will never operate someone who is regular or a recent drug addict, and this is purely for the patient and clinical safety. Therefore, if you are on drugs, tell your surgeon in advance so that your surgery could be scheduled accordingly. And after surgery, stay away from drugs for at least a month, if you really wish to get the most out of your hair transplant.

  • Say No To Junk:

Remember a healthy body has a lot more chances of responding well to all sorts of surgeries. And to keep your body healthy it is essential that you feed it with the healthiest foods. Say no to junk and eat a good, balanced and healthy diet before, during and after the procedure. It is a nice idea to take multivitamins in the run up to the surgery.


Follow these tips and stay assured your hair transplant surgery will be a huge success. If you have any queries or you wish to get a Hair Transplant in Dubai, contact us now by filling the form below and get a chance to earn a free consultation.

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