Pre-Procedure Instructions

A successful hair transplant clinical procedure is a teamwork. Despite the fact that it is a medical procedure performed by our team of highly qualified surgeons & aestheticians , it requires you to follow some instructions down to the last word in order to ensure that you get the best possible experience and desired results. In order to make it convenient and clear, we have compiled a set of instructions that we expect from our patients as per a stipulated timeline. This chronological approach to the medical procedure will help you prioritize things, make them streamlined and prepare you for the day of the transplant procedure.

Two Weeks prior:

Approaching the clinical procedure and preparing for it two weeks in advance will give you plenty of time to come to terms with what it entails.
Medication: To help us profile you well, you are requested to inform Lisa Hair Clinic of any medications that you have been using, which includes both prescription and over the counter medications. Based on this evaluation, we might have to ask you to discontinue some of the medicines. We can also suggest alternatives for some medication that cannot be discontinued.
Vitamin E and Fish Oil: If you have been using vitamin E and fish oil, it has to be stopped with immediate effect two weeks before.
Plan Ahead, Make Arrangements: Planning is the key and we encourage you to make arrangements to be on time on the day of transplant procedure. We are bound by time frames. If you are not able to make it on time, we would have to postpone the appointment for the surgery.

Seven Days Prior

Stop Taking Aspirin: Aspirin or any other medication containing acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) should be stopped. Please make sure that any medication that you may use for the common cold does not contain acetylsalicylic acid.
Shave your Body Donor Area: The candidates for body hair transplant should shave their body donor area at this time.

Two days Prior

Color the Greys in Donor Area: To increase the visibility of hair follicles, it is recommended that you color any excessive grey hair in the donor area two days prior to the surgery.

One day prior

Discontinue Ibuprofen and Naproxen: Use of any medication containing Ibuprofen and Naproxen should be stopped. If you need any help in understanding if any medicine that you use contains these compounds or not, do reach out to LISA HAIR CLINIC for Assistance.

The prior night

Refrain from Alcohol Consumption: Ensure that you do not consume any alcohol.
Shampoo: Rinse your hair well with any mild shampoo and give the scalp a good cleaning. Using any hair products after rinse is not recommended.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep: Plentiful sleep is crucial to relieving stress and help ease any anxiety. A sound and restful sleep will help prepare you for the surgery.

The day of the Transplantation

No Exercise: Whether you are an ardent follower of a workout schedule or not, make sure that you don’t exercise on the night before or on the day of the surgery.
No Grooming Products: Please do not wear any cologne, aftershave, and perfume.
Shampoo: Shampoo your hair gently and make sure that you do not use any conditioner, hair gel or oil afterward.
Light Breakfast: If you are having a morning procedure, you are suggested to have a light breakfast.
Recommended Attire: You must not wear a top that has to be pulled over your head to be removed. A comfortable shirt, sweatshirt, or jacket with buttons or zippers is recommended.


Antibiotic Allergies: Allergies to antibiotics are a huge cause of concern, especially during a surgical procedure. If you are allergic to erythromycin, cefadroxil or penicillin, you are requested to duly notify us of the same for alternatives.
Prohibited Antidepressants: Discontinue usage of any m.a.o inhibitor, including Parnate, Marplan,and Niamid.
Anticoagulants: Three weeks prior to the surgery at the minimum, discuss any anticoagulants or blood thinners that you are taking with your consulting surgeon.
Clopidogrel or Plavix: Consult with the concerned physician about discontinuing Plavix. If your doctor suggests discontinuing it, you must notify us at least five days before clinical procedure.