Should you drive home yourself after undergoing a hair transplant procedure?

Let’s Debunk Some Commonly Misunderstood Hair Loss Factors

When the patients opt for FUT or FUE hair transplant in Punjab, then they have a variety of questions in their mind which they want to ask the doctors. One such question which is encountered by the doctors is whether the patients can drive themselves home after undergoing the procedure. So we decided to publish a blog on this. So let’s get started. 

Can you drive after the procedure? 

You can surely drive after the procedure as soon as the effect of the anaesthesia is over. If you have been administered with the anaesthesia and its effect has not faded away yet, then you can surely consider calling someone to drive you home. But if the effect has completely faded away then you can drive yourself home. 


The doctor might suggest resting in the clinic or the hospital premises once the procedure is over. It will be done to make sure that you only go home once the complete effect of the anaesthesia is over. 

Why is the patient administered with anaesthesia? 

The patient will be administered anaesthesia to make sure that he does not feel the pain and the discomfort while the hair transplant procedure is going on. The extraction of the hair follicles and the implantation of the same requires the performance of the minimally invasive techniques. 

Which kind of anaesthesia is being administered to the patient? 

Depending upon the medical condition of the patient, whether general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia is injected into the patient. General anaesthesia makes you completely unconscious even after the procedure is performed but the local anaesthesia does not produce such an effect. Even you can regain your consciousness once the procedure is over. 

So mostly the procedures are performed by administering the patient with the local anaesthesia. 

Why are the patients given the XANAX or VALIUM kind of medications? 

Usually, it has been observed that the patients feel anxious and nervous before the procedure, so to make sure that their blood supply is not getting affected, the doctor provides such medications to the patients. These are anti-anxiety medications. 

Does the effect of these medications also contribute to making your vision foggy when you are driving? 

These medications are given before the surgery and the surgery lasts for more than 7 to 8 hours. Within this period, half of the effect of the medications is over. The other half effect of the medicines will fade gradually. Still, this condition is deemed first for driving but you are not supposed to do it owing to safety concerns. It is better that you call someone to drive you home. 

Are the patients provided more medications even after the surgery? 

Once the surgery is completed, the doctor will provide several pain medications to the patient to make sure that they are not experiencing any discomfort even after the procedure is completed.

What do doctors have to say about driving? 

According to doctors, “ Since the patients are made to intake so many medications, the collective effect of all may make the vision of the patient extremely foggy and hazy. So we do not suggest the patient reach home by driving on their own.”

Bottom Line 

Besides, if the effect of all the medications is over, even then also you should not consider driving on your own. Since your body may feel weak and strenuous after you drive. Also driving needs concentration, if you exert pressure on your brain, it will somehow produce the pain effect on the scalp. So you should avoid driving after the procedure.