You will receive specific instructions on how to care for the recipient sites to give the grafts time heal. Healing begins when the procedure is completed.
Initially, there will be some mild discomfort that can be treated with prescription medication for a few days, and any discomfort after that should respond to over-the -counter pain medications.
There will be some swelling in the treated areas of the scalp and may include swelling of the forehead and around the eyes. This should resolve within a week. As healing progresses, there may be some itching, but please don’t scratch!
The donor area and the recipient sites will have some very tiny scabs that will fall off within a few days. All of this is totally normal. By the end of one week you should be barely able to see that anything was done! You should be fully healed within one week.
The scalp area where the hair has been transplanted will be pink, and the little hairs that come from the grafts will be present for a few weeks and then shed. This is natural as the transplanted grafts go into the resting cycle.
After 3-4 months, these transplants will enter the growth cycle. It can take up to six months for the transplants to grow hair. We may recommend the Platelet Rich Plasma therapy about two months after your procedure to optimize the NeoGraft results.
You will receive specific instructions about how to care for the donor site. Within a few weeks the donor site hairs will grow enough to cover the extraction areas.
Going out in public
Most patients are comfortable going out in public three days after surgery and may be permitted to wear a hat but this should be discussed with your Strand MD surgeon in Newport Beach, California.
Drs. Anton and Ebizadeh are experts who understand beauty, and the intricacies of hair restoration. They and their experienced team are devoted to providing you with youth-enhancing results and newfound confidence.