Hair Transplantation Expectations after FUT




Day 1 After SurgeryPatients are instructed to rest indoors and continue wearing their head bandage.Possible soreness, tightness or numbness possible but most patients report no pain at this point.
Days 2Head bandage is removed. Short transplanted hairs, dried blood and redness are visible. Patients may rinse hair according to instructions.Soreness in the donor area begins to disappear. Some numbness may continue. Start applying anti-biotic ointment to the suture line.
Days 3-6Scabbing/crusting becomes visible. Possible swelling may move across the nose and around the eyes.Continue applying anti-biotic ointment to the suture line.
Day 7Swelling usually has subsided. Redness has mostly resolved.Most numbness will normally resolve. Continue applying anti-biotic ointment to the suture line.
Day 10The grafts are permanently adhered in place within the scalp. Remaining scabs can be gently washed off. Patients may return to normal shampooing, brushing and combing.Patient may stop applying Antibiotic ointment to the suture area.
Days 11-14The transplanted hairs will begin to temporarily fall out.Sutures will be removed.
Week 3The transplanted hairs will continue to fall out. Patient may get a haircut.Scar will continue to heal and strengthen.
End of Month 1Most Transplanted hair shafts have fallen out and the patient will look similar to their before photos. Patients may dye their hair if they wish.Patient may start strenuous activity/weight lifting.
3 monthsAbout 30% of the transplanted hairs are growing.Any residual numbness in the donor area has generally resolved.
6 monthsAbout 60% of transplanted hairs are growing.The donor area regains most of its strength.
12-15 monthsThe final result of the hair transplant can be seen and patients are scheduled for a follow-up. If necessary, a second FUT session can be considered at this point. 

The donor area regains most of its laxity.