Redness and Inflammation After a Hair Transplant

Redness after hair restorationQ:

Hi Dr. Mohebi,

I hope this email finds you well. I’m still waiting for a date to open up for me to come in, but in the meantime I was looking once again at the before and after photos on the site. I have a question regarding a couple of them.  In some patients in whom their after photos taken 8 months after the procedure, but it looks like his scalp is still rather red.  So I’m wondering for how many months could I have redness, scabbing or other telltale signs of the procedure?  Thanks very much for taking the time to answer my question!

Best wishes,

A:

The process of healing and hair growth is usually not complete before a solid 10 to 12 months after the hair transplant.  In fact, some people do not see their best result until month 18 after their hair transplant surgery.  Redness and inflammation of skin usually resolved after the first few weeks, however some patients may continue to have some remaining inflammation and slower disappearing, pinkish discoloration for months, yet they eventually resolve.