Hair transplant: first week
The first days (0-7): Recently done, small clots of blood appear in the implanted area but disappear in a week with washes. It is quite normal to have the head a little swollen because of the serum and anesthesia, as well as due to the elastic band placed above the eyes to prevent anesthesia from descending to the face. Anti-inflammatories are administered the first week to help this effect.
In the donor area, you may notice some itching and irritation. You can apply saline to relieve it. You can take paracetamol, ibuprofen or nolotil if the discomfort is too important. Consult a doctor, but most importantly DO NOT SCRATCH.
It is very normal to feel a feeling of stiffness, a lack of sensitivity of the donor area; it is a symptom that will disappear with time. There may also be some flaking on the reception area.
Small granites may also appear in the donor area during the first few months; They are “little hair” trying to get out and it is difficult for them.
It is quite normal for both the implanted area and the donor area to be reddened for about 15 days and usually coincide until the crusts fall; little by little, they will return to their natural color. In the donor area, you can apply an ointment or aloe vera gel (as pure as possible). If symptoms of infection (folliculitis) appear in the donor’s area, consult the doctor and apply antibiotics. But this is not common.
The crusts usually fall from the 7th day, do not try to make them fall, they must fall alone. It will be normal to see hair loss, but not follicles. There is no need to worry, it’s normal.