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Donor wound care after a hair transplant

Donor Wound from Strip Method Hair Transplant

Q:

Dr. Mohebi,

Reading thru a website about hair restoration and what is needed after a hair transplant. Resulted in a question; I wanted to see what you recommend here:

• Apply huge amounts of Aloe Vera gel to both donor and recipient area but not until five days after surgery (then twice a day minimum).

A:

You don’t need anything other than the shampoo that we gave you and proper techniques of washing that we instructed you for washing off the scabs.  If your scabs remain in place for more than one week after surgery, you can leave the shampoo on the scalp longer for over ten minutes to help remove all the scabs.  Aloe Vera Gel won’t hurt, but it does not replace proper washing.