How Hard is it to Hide Hair Restoration?

I can only get one week off from work to get my hair restoration procedure. Should I get more time off so that my head is not still red when I go back to work? Some people say they needed a full month before being comfortable in public.


M, 34, Virginia

Tags:man age 25-34 balding hair loss recovery red transplant

Hi JamesK01:


If an FUE (follicular unit extraction-which is the best) technique is used then the sides and possibly back of your head will be shaved.  It will take 2-4 weeks for that to grow in so that it isn't noticeable.  The areas where the transplants are placed are healed in 2-3 days.  The real issue for work is when will you be comfortable with the short hair in the donor sites.


Dr. Ken Stein