What Happens After a Hair Transplant?
What happens after a hair transplant?
Your scalp may be sore, and you may need to take medications following hair transplant surgery, such as:
-antibiotics to reduce your risk of infection
-anti-inflammatory medications to keep swelling down
Most people can return to work several days after surgery.
It’s normal for the transplanted hair to fall out two to three weeks after the procedure. This makes way for new hair growth. Most people will see some amount of new hair growth 8 to 12 months after surgery.
Many doctors prescribe minoxidil (Rogaine) or the hair growth medication finasteride (Propecia) to improve hair regrowth. These medications also help slow or stop future hair loss.