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You can resume normal hair care after two weeks or when the scabs have fallen off and you have finished your medication, whichever comes first.

Starting from two weeks after your procedure, when you can resume normal hair care, you can use any shampoo with a neutral pH level. 

If you chose a fully shaven FUE procedure, there will be no need for a hair dryer for some time. However, once your hair has grown where the use of a hairdryer is necessary make sure you to use one where you can regulate the temperature level. It is important that the hair does not overheat. Thus, keep the dryer on the lowest possible temperature and at least two feet away from your hair.
You must protect the grafts from the sun, dust and pollution by using the bandana provided by Medikemos Clinic for two weeks.

Regrowth can already begin between three to five months after your procedure but it can take a full twelve to fifteen months for the full and final result.

You may already resume driving on the day after the procedure.

Technically, you can return to work the very next day. In reality, for your own comfort, it is probably best to wait up to two weeks so that everything looks normal. If you have further questions with regards to this matter you can address this issue with Dr. Lupanzula personally.

Dr. Lupanzula enjoys seeing his patients as often as possible. However, we do realise that you may not be able to make it to us in person every time. We will thus ask you to send us high quality photographs every three months to allow us to monitor and document the healing process closely.

It is generally accepted that transplanted hairs are indeed permanent but there are rare circumstances where this may not be 100% entirely true for all patients.

Dr. Lupanzula recommends to return no earlier than three weeks after your hair transplant procedure.

We recommend you wait for at least three weeks after the procedure before continuing to use Minoxidil.

Dr. Lupanzula recommends his patients to wait seven full days before resuming sports after an FUE procedure.

You must wait at least two to three months after the procedure – depending on the individual development of your transplanted hair. Please contact us beforehand, with recent photos, so we can assess whether or not you are good to wear a helmet again.

You can resume swimming in the ocean as soon as two weeks after your procedure. However, Dr. Lupanzula recommends that you wait five months before swimming in chlorinated water.
Yes, however you should still wait up to three months after your procedure before doing so. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have further questions with regards to this issue.
Dr. Lupanzula feels that these types of products can clog pores and have the potential to stunt full regrowth, which is why we do not recommend the use of any type of concealer in the recipient zone.

Usually the extraction points in the donor zone have completely healed 10-15 days after the procedure.

No surgical procedure can ever be performed with a “guarantee”. Clinics that offer such promises are not being completely honest. There is a risk of incomplete regrowth, however, in our clinic as little as 5% of transplanted hair may not grow. In over a decade we have not had a single case where a hair transplant has completely failed.

This has never happened. However, in the unlikely event that your transplanted hair does not grow as expected, we will of course assess your case and present you with an action plan. Our service does not end the minute you have had your transplant. We are here for you every step of the way to achieve the result you desire.

Absolutely, yes! Dr. Lupanzula generally recommends Biotin and MSM. However, the Doctor will discuss all these options with you in detail at the clinic as with any type of supplement or medication, he needs to see you and will inform you about the pros and cons.

Yes. Smoking constricts blood vessels which is counter-productive to optimal healing after any surgical procedure. Hence, in order to boost the potential for strong and early regrowth it is best to quit smoking before the procedure. If you continue to smoke you run the risk of compromising your final hair transplant result, not to mention your health.