Q & A 7

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  • Mar 08, 2019
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Q and A #7

These are common questions that are answered by the combination of the clinical Director and the physician.. This Q and A blog is not medical advice. However it is an opinion based on years of concentrated experience in the hair restoration industry. These questions are to help patients find the right hair restoration clinic. 

Q: As far as Sun exposure after an FUE, Is that ok?

A: For the first three months try not to sunburn your scalp. That If possible use a ball cap or even a spray sun block. The new grafts are vulnerable to UV light and could potentially affect the growth. Be smart and just wait to fully expose the grafts. DO NOT GET A SUNBURN ON YOUR SCALP.

Q: Is there a relation between shedding your hair and a future growth rate? All of my transplanted hair has fallen out at 5 weeks after my transplant.

A: I am certainly surprised that the clinic you got your transplant at did not fully disclose to you the full scope of a typical hair restoration. It is normal for you to have most all of the transplant fall out by this time. You will see beginning growth in 3 months. In six months it will be half way to complete yield. And 8-12 months it will be a complete product. Be patient.

Q: How long does redness take to go down after a beard transplant? 

A: It really depends on your skin type and color. The darker the skin color the faster the redness should subside. However the lighter the skin color the redness may persist more than a month. Check with your clinic if it seems irritated, has fever,  or is having pain. These are signs of folliculitis or a possible infection.

Q: I have inactive hepatitis B. Can I still go for FUE hair transplant surgery?

A: This should be no problem. Most all USA hair transplant clinics adhere to universal precautions and OSHA/CDC guidelines… which means… everyone is potentially infectious for a  blood borne pathogen, so one must take precautions by following safety precautions such as gloves, gown, eye wear protection, and it goes on and on.  Thank you for being up front with this common issue.

Q: How soon after FUE can I take my spices and vitmins? I heard that it doesn’t matter. I take a plethora of vitamin supplements. I love taking:
Cinnamon
 Tumeric
 Curry powder
 Oregano
 Peppermint
 Cayenne
 Ginger
 Paprika
 Thyme
 Dill
 Garam masala
Cinnamon
 Honey
 Vinegar
 Tea, both black and green tea
 Pineapple juice
 Wine, white and red
 Vitamin E
 Vitamin D
 Fish oil, Omega-3 fatty acids
 Nattokinase
 Garlic
 Chocolate
  Evening primrose oil

Are these teas, oils, vitamins. and spices ok for me to take before an FUE?

A: Wow what a list. I respectfully disagree with whomever stated that answer to this important question. Vitamins, Spices, certain teas, and oils ALL CONTAIN  SALICYLATES(blood thinning chemicals) and can very well cause anti-coagulation or blood thinning. Furthermore, since you daily ingest all of these items, you are probably already thinning your blood to a certain extent or more.  This could be a potential problem for hair restoration surgery in terms of excessive bleeding. In fact I don’t know of any reputable clinic that does not address vitamin supplements. You need to take this list you posted here and take it to you hair restoration surgeon and ask them how to manage these items. Please check with them as soon as possible and not the week before your surgery. TWO WEEKS BEFORE at least.

Well that question took everything out of me. I will adjourn for the moment and will be back soon. Take care.

More Q and A blogs coming soon. Thomas Ortiz, BS Clinical director answers these various questions with his physicians approval as opinions.

Thomas Ortiz

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