I had a hair transplant about 3 1/2 months ago. I was curious if drinking espresso coffee could impact how well the hair transplant grows out. I get pretty zippy from a cup of starbucks espresso. I believe it has 150 milligrams of coffee. I drink atleast one per week. I also drink a cup of tea in the morning. That’s probably another 50 mg. Is this something that could hurt a hair transplant?
Another question I had was that I was taking 2 Vicodins per day for about 10 days after my hair transplant. I had not read the medication instructions because I had lost them. The doctor gave 25 tablets of the Vicodin so I presumed that I should take them all. Could this hurt the growth of the hair transplant?
Thanks for writing such an informative blog. If I had ran into this before my procedure I would have came to you for my transplant. My doctor was good but you are great. Perhaps I will come to you for a second procedure if it is needed.
There is no problem with drinking coffee or taking Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) following a hair transplant. Once the pain is gone, I generally tell patients to switch to Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) for pain relief.