Medication after your hair transplant
You will receive medication after your hair transplant to reduce the risk of swelling and infection. It is important that you take the medicine according to the instructions that you have received about aftercare and medication. Read more about how to take your medicine below.
If you get a little headache after the procedure, you can take 1-2 tablets of Alvedon if needed for pain relief.
Avoid preparations such as Ibuprofen or acetylsalicylic acid up to 48 hours after your hair transplant. They contain substances which act as blood thinners and increases the risk of bleeding.
If you have had a transplant over an area that lacks blood supply, such as a scar, we can instead give you acetylsalicylic acid to stimulate the blood supply to that area in order to encourage the hair follicles to grow steady.
To minimize the risk of an infection associated with your surgery, you should take antibiotics the first 3 days after your hair transplant.
Day 1: 1 tablet at the clinic and 1 tablet in the evening
Day 2: 1 tablet morning and evening
Day 3: 1 tablet morning and evening
In order to reduce the risk of swelling after the procedure, you will receive cortisone the first few days.
Day 1: 6 tablets at the clinic
Day 2: 4 tablets in the morning
Day 3: 2 tablets in the morning
Frequently asked questions about medication
After your hair transplant you can take 1–2 tablets of Alvedon (paracetamol) for pain relief if you were to experience any pain. Avoid painkillers like Ipren or Aspirin (ibuprofen) up to 48 hours after your hair transplant. They contain an ingredient called acetylsalicyl acid which works as a blood-thinner and increases bleeding. If one bleeds too much during a transplant, the hair follicles may have a harder time getting rooted.
You will get a low dose of antibiotics the first 3 days after your hair transplant to minimize the risk of infection. The dose is very low. 4 tablets are taken in total.
The risk of infection is very low, and after the hair transplant you also receive antibiotics for preemptive purposes. As long as you don’t allow dirty surfaces to come in contact with your head you shouldn’t have to worry.