DO’S AND DON’T’S

DOs:

  1. Take your medication at specific time of the day as advised on the schedule.
  2. Keep upright and sleep in semi setting position for minimum first three nights after the procedure so that head is higher than the heart.
  3. Water the roots minimum every 20 minutes on the evening after the procedure till you sleep and every 2 hours the next morning onwards.
  4. Spray antiseptic three times in a day (once in the morning after the shampoo after drying, second in the afternoon after lunch and 3rd time in the evening after shampoo and drying). This should be done from arm’s length away- 2 feet.
  5. Restart your other medications at your routine time as you were taking them prior to the procedure.
  6. Keep your eyes closed & covered with towel during antiseptic spray.
  7. Take shower and tap water bath below shoulders only.
  8. Do continue your routine work or even brisk walk.
  9. You may have normal sex life after 3 nights.
  10. Do keep the procedure area covered with cap for all outdoor activities up to 3 weeks to avoid direct exposure of dust, heat and sunlight.
  11. Keep pressing the forehead skin from midline outwards to prevent the swelling going into your eyes & shifting it to the side of the face.
  12. While drying the planted area with swab after shampoo, dab dry backward to forward only and if your temple triangles have been worked upon, do this to top to bottom.
  13. Do use a travel pillow if you have got a previous strip scar repaired lest it touches the pillow. In such cases you shall have to lie upright for 5 days.
  14. Do not hesitate to call helpline in case of any query (8 AM- 6 PM) or in an emergency 24×7. For routine queries, e-mail is recommended for a comprehensive reply.
  15. Use sterile medical water provided in the kit for 5-days & then use potable mineral water. However since usually the medical normal saline water is left over, you can continue to use this till it finishes, after which you can start using mineral/ bottled water.

DONTs:

  1. Do not sleep flat for the first 3 days.
  2. Do not consume alcohol on the night after
  3. Do not pour tap water over the procedure site.
  4. Do not do heavy exercise, gym, aerobics, heavy weight lifting or yoga for one week.
  5. Do not bend down or forward to tie your shoe lace or to pick up objects from the ground for the first 3 days.
  6. Do not use hair dryer.
  7. Do not scratch the procedure area with you finger-nail.
  8. Do not allow teeth of your comb to touch the procedure area while combing.
  9. Do not apply any ice or cold pack over the procedure area, forehead or any part of the face.
  10. Do not stroke the planted area with gauze from forward to backward.
  11. Do not use any shampoo, washing solution or antiseptic other than what is supplied/ recommended.
  12. Do not take steam or sauna bath for 2 weeks.
  13. You can use your own loose cap/ hat after 5 days of the procedure or you can wear a bandana. We request you to wear only our cap as it is designed specially for your care. Use it only for out door activity. Do not wear any woolen cap. No turban for 2 months after the procedure. No helmet for 6 weeks after the procedure. Cap should not touch any procedure area. Wear it loose and do not press it tight across your head. Remove it by lifting it from back to front.
  14. Do not go to the barber for 6 weeks after the procedure.
  15. Do not color your hair before 6 weeks of the procedure.
  16. After the first 2 weeks do not unnecessarily keep the hair covered with a cap. Give them air for a healthy growth.
  17. If you develop dandruff, you may use Ketoconazole shampoo 2 days a week.
  18. If the beard is the donor site, do not shave it for 7 days after the procedure. Till 7 days you can shave your beard and use a trimmer for the shadow area from where grafts have been take.
  19. Do not use shampoo more than 2-3 times a week.
  20. Do not wear the cap when on a long haul flight out of India since it will be uncomfortable. Tie a loose bandana over the scalp.
  21. Do not swim in a pool or in the sea for 3 weeks after the procedure.