Most modern hair transplants result in excellent hair growth within several months after the procedure. Often, however, more than one treatment session is needed to create the best-looking results.
The replaced hairs are usually permanent. No long-term care is necessary.
During the recovery period after surgery, the scalp is often very tender. You may need to take strong pain medications by mouth for several days.
You must wear a bulky surgical dressing, or sometimes a smaller dressing protected by a baseball cap, for at least a day or two. Some surgeons may also recommend several days of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs after surgery.
After this very brief recovery period, no special treatment is needed.
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