The recovery time is minimal for hair transplantation. Usually patients return to work within two to four days following surgery. Although crusting in the grafted areas will usually last seven to ten days. Post-op care and instructions should be followed to minimize the amount of crusting on the grafts. Any existing hair can be combed over the grafted area to make it less noticeable. Strenuous physical activity or exercise should be avoided for one week after surgery. The hairs in the new grafts may go through a shedding period two to three weeks after the procedure, and new hair begins to grow back in two to four months. In seven days the staples are removed from the donor site where the tissue was harvested. Some residual pinkness may remain in the grafted areas for a couple of weeks.
What will recovery be like after my hair restoration procedure? How obvious will it be to others?