Expectations and Recovery
You may need to take pain medications for few days. We will have you wear a surgical dressing over the scalp for at least a day or two.
We also prescribe antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drug to be taken for around 5 days following surgery. Most people are able to return to work the next day after surgery.
Within two to three weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Some surgeons prescribe the hair-growing drug minoxidil to improve hair growth following transplantation.
Approximate Growth Patterns :
- At 3 weeks = Only 10% of transplanted hairs remain on the bald area.
- At 3 months = the hairs start to grow
- At 6 months around 75 - 80% of expected growth in seen.
- At 8 – 12 months = we can see nearly 100% of expected growth.