What to expect?

Generally, a crust will form over each graft immediately after the surgery, and will remain attached for one to two weeks.Clean hairs with given sprays for the first 10 days(no touching); then after 10 days, rub with finger tips for gentle cleaning. Daily washing of the hair is very important after the surgery. It helps in removing dirt, blood and oil, and would dislodge the crust. Crusts will detach from the scalp and fall off once the operated area is healed.

Few medications are given post operatively for 5 to 7 days to reduce the discomfort. Surgical dressing over the scalp would be there for at least a day or two.  However, maximum resume working two to three days post-surgery. If possible Outstation patients are advised to stay in town overnight, after the transplant procedure, so that the bandage can be removed and the operated area can be properly cleansed the day following surgery. Patients are strictly advised not to drive on their own on the day of surgery because of the lingering effects of medicine.
Within two to three weeks, transplanted hair starts shedding as the grafts enter a temporary dormant phase. Hair starts sprouting within a time span of  three to four months which might be thin initially, but gets thick eventually. Good cosmetic  results is seen at 6 to 8  months.

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Start the medication (minoxidil and finesteride) after 10 days of surgery for the existing hair fall as recommended by Doctor.

Both recipient and donor areas should be moist to promote early recovery. The given saline solution should be sprayed on the operated area multiple times in a day for first 10 days to reduce the itching sensation. Scratching and vigorous rubbing can easily dislodge grafts so wash daily and avoid scratching and rubbing.

Patient is assessed in frequent intervals and suggested for second surgery depending on bald area and density of hairs.