The difficult portion is gone now that the hair transplant procedure has been completed. That isn’t to say that follow-up care isn’t essential. It is critical to have a smooth recovery following hair transplant surgery to get the desired outcomes. In this case, the health of the transplanted grafts and donor area is critical. There will be a noticeable incision in the donor region if you have hair transplant surgery utilizing the strip method. Patients who have had FUE hair transplants have a lot of tiny incisions on the back of their heads. These scars in the hair transplant donor region are a source of concern for many patients.
Fortunately, the scars will fade with time. On the other hand, the wounds will take some time to heal. It’s crucial to remember that even if your hair transplant surgery were successful, if you don’t follow the aftercare instructions, the results would be poor. As a result, what you do or don’t do after surgery will affect the outcome. In this video, we’ll go over everything you need to know about care for the hair transplant donor area.
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After a hair transplant, the donor area heals.
Following a hair transplant, the mending process begins right away. The tiny incisions will scab over at first. You will be given a bandage for the back of your head on the day of your procedure. The next day, you may remove it and see tiny scabs on the back of your head where follicles have been removed.
When you wash the back of your head following surgery, the scabs start to go away. Your body will begin to heal and hide the tiny wounds with scar tissue behind the scab. This scar tissue should be 0.7mm-1mm thick and evenly distributed throughout your donor region. Because each little dot is so small, it should be invisible until your hair reaches a length of 1 or 2.
Before returning to work, you must wait for your donor area to heal.
As seen in the image above, the donor region has healed seven days after surgery, and you can return to work if you desire.
After your donor area has healed, you can cut your hair.
After you’ve reached day 14 after your hair transplant, you can trim your hair as usual. If you followed our FUE aftercare and recovery instructions, your donor region should have entirely healed by this time.
After a hair transplant, you may experience redness in your donor area.
Your donor region may seem red after your hair transplant. This is a natural part of the healing process and fades away after your hair reaches a specific length.
If the redness lasts longer than four weeks, you should see your surgeon have the area examined.
Scars on the donor area after a hair transplant
After your donor region has recovered and healed from surgery, you’ll have minor “dot-like” scars across the back and sides of your head where hairs were removed. When your hair grows out, these will be hidden. These scars should not be noticeable if you keep your hair at least 1-2 inches long.
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If you’re considering a hair transplant but aren’t sure when you’ll be able to return to work, contact us. Our surgeons would be delighted to go through your treatment choices with you and explain when the ideal time would be for you to return.