You can cut the hair of the donor area whenever you wish (even 1 week after) and you may use a trimmer, clipper or scissors. You are completely free to cut the donor area’s hair after the transplant operation. You may maintain your hair short or long during the first 9-10 months.
When can I shave my donor area after hair transplant?
Shaving After Hair Transplantation
Recipient area can be shaven 1 month after the transplant. Donor areas can be shaven already 1-week post-op as long as the scabs in the donor site have cleared out.
Can you scratch the donor area after hair transplant?
The graft sites will form scabs in 24 to 72 hours after surgery, and the scabs fall off in 3-10 days. As the scabs fall off, you may notice that hair is shed with them. THIS IS NORMAL. Do not pick or scratch the scabs, doing so can cause infection and endanger the survival of the grafts.
When does donor area heal?
The skin graft donor area should heal up within about two weeks, but can sometimes take longer. Once the area has healed fully the white dressing will fall off. Healed wounds and skin graft donor areas may become dry, flaky and itchy and require moisturising.
Does donor area hair grow back?
So, does donor hair grow back? Yes, it can. A few factors come into play to determine if hair grows back, and how long it takes normal hair growth to resume from the donor area. The type of extraction, whether it’s FUE or FUT, has an effect as well as how you take care of your donor area post-hair transplant surgery.
Can you shave donor area?
Your donor area is the region at the back and sides of your head that are used to “donate” hair to your recipient area in an FUE hair transplant. Your surgeon will make small incisions around each follicle and take them out one by one. These incisions heal quickly.
When does the donor area stop hurting?
The discomfort and pain should begin to decrease within 48 to 72 hours after surgery. A significant increase in pain after this period should prompt you to call the office. Generally most of the discomfort that you will feel will arise from the tightness in your scalp.
How is donor area treated after FUE?
The light dressing over the donor area will be removed on the day following the intervention (Day 1). No extra care or treatment will be necessary for the back donor areas of the scalp. The tiny holes on your scalp will be healed in a day. No need for washing the head for the 4 days following the FUE transplant.
Does transplanted hair turn GREY?
Does transplanted hair turn grey? Whether or not transplanted hair turns grey will depend on the individual and their donor hair quality. The characteristics of your transplanted hair will be similar to your donor hair. So if your donor hair starts graying, your transplanted hair will begin to grey too.