When can I go back to work?

We advise 7-14 days depending on the size of the procedure and individual healing characteristics.

What After care regime is required?

You will be advised of your personalised after care programme which will involve taking a 4 day course of antibiotics to ensure against infection and some medications to avoid post-operative swelling (optional) . All medications required, including a special shampoo, are prepared and dispensed with full instructions in an after care package which you will be given to take home with you after your procedure.

When can I swim after the procedure?

We advise no swimming for 14 days after the procedure especially in swimming pools as the chlorine content varies greatly depending on location.

Can I go on holiday after the procedure?

Yes, we advise rest and recuperation for a week ideally. Please ensure you follow the after care directions and avoid being in direct sunlight for 14 days following the procedure.

How long before I can sunbathe?

Do not expose your head to strong direct sunlight or rain for the first 14 days following the procedure. We recommend you wear a hat / cap when going out in direct sunlight for two weeks post procedure.

Please ensure you also take steps to avoid sunburn on the head for two months post procedure.

When can I wear a motorbike helmet?

We would advise you wait 7 days following the procedure to resume wearing protective headwear for activities like Motorcycling and Skiing.

When can I drink alcohol?

We would advise that you avoid alcohol consumption for 7 days after your procedure. It is important you avoid alcohol the day after treatment as a minimum requirement.

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