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After Hair Restoration, Care for Donor Wound

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Staring at the floor and increasing the tension or stretching the donor wound section, I feel that this type of movement is straining the back of my neck. I sense there’s not much laxity in that area, especially in comparison to right side. No vertical movement seems to be possible for the subcutaneous tissue or the galea at the donor area. I’m not sure if this is supposed to be happening. If the tension doesn’t go away, what other alternatives do I have?

One more note, I heard about doing scalp exercises prior to and after HT surgeries. What are they?



It’s commonplace to feel tightness on the side in which we took off the strip after hair restoration. The skin takes about two to three weeks to become accustomed to the wound and it gets stretched out to make up for the area that was removed. I strongly urge my patients to do scalp exercises before a hair transplant surgery in which I’ll be performing a strip technique. But I also tell them they ought to make sure to not do scalp exercises after a hair restoration procedure for the first few months.

I’d tell you to avoid any kind of exercise or movements that increase tightness in that donor area, up until you feel there is no more tightness whatsoever. When there is too much tension and stretching in that donor area after a hair restoration surgery, a patient may widen the donor scar, which isn’t desirable.

Thanks for your inquiry.

Bleeding After Hair Restoration Procedure

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009


How long is the bleeding on my head going to last after my surgery?

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There ought to be no blood after a hair restoration procedure. The day after the transplant, there might be some bloody discharge from the donor area. But that ought to be the extent of it. Our policy is to wrap a gauze around the closed donor wound for a night. Then, the next day after your procedure, you’ll come back to our office and we’ll remove the gauze, after which we’ll wash your hair. Usually, you don’t have to wear the gauze on the donor area anymore after a hair wash, unless there are complications, which is rare.

Recovering After Hair Restoration Surgery

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Hello Dr. Mohebi,

It’s my sixth day after I got my hair transplant in Los Angeles and all seems to be healing and on track. The other day, when I was shampooing, I noticed some follicles. Maybe about six of them. Is this something to be concerned about?

What I’m pressing about is the staples area of my head. It doesn’t look infected or have a lot of inflammation, but it is really sensitive, meaning that I feel pain each time I hit that area of my head on something or just swipe my head past a car head cushion. Also, with not much shock, the pain level has increased as I’ve taken less anti-inflammatory drugs. Are there any over the counter pills you’d recommend. Whether topical or oral drugs, it doesn’t matter to me.

All I know is, I’m really stoked about getting these staples removed in a few months! Can’t wait until they’re off.



Dear Joe,

After a period of time, the closed donor wound sensitivity to pain and its tenderness will decrease. But after a few days, the patient might feel some pain in the donor area while on medication. If the case happens to be that the transplant donor area is becoming more sensitive, pay me a visit and I’ll take a look at your donor area to make sure its healing properly.

Yours truly,