I’m currently investigating hair transplant surgery, and while meeting with one physician, I was told that I should use an antibiotic shampoo before the procedure. Is this something all hair restoration surgeons recommend? Do I need to do this?
I personally recommend that patients wash their hair the morning of the procedure. We also use a very strong antibacterial scrub on the scalp for all patients prior to the surgery, but keep in mind that the incidence of infection following hair restoration surgery is extremely low.
Additionally, you might also want to check to see if your doctor uses antibiotics. I give a dose of antibiotic the morning of the procedure and then provide the patient enough to last for an additional 2 days post-operative. However, this isn’t universal, and some hair restoration physicians feel that antibiotcs are not necessary.
Dr. Glenn Charles
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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