After Hair Transplant, Do Patients Wear Bandage And If So, For How Long?

February 2nd, 2010

Q: Do patients need to wear a bandage after the surgery and for how long?

A: In a properly performed follicular unit hair transplant, the patient can remove any bandages the day after the procedure and gently shower/shampoo the transplanted area. The bandages do not need to be reapplied. The reason the dressing can be removed so soon is that follicular unit grafts fit into tiny needle-size incisions that heal in just one day.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on February 2nd, 2010 at 8:11 am


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