The first months after surgery
Sebaceous gland irritation
From the third month after the treatment, you will feel that new, young hairs are starting to emerge. Sometimes little pimples (sebaceous gland irritation) form under the skin, which can be irritating. However, this is part of the growing process, where the new hairs are trying to find a way out. If the sebaceous gland irritation is really annoying, you can apply a warm, damp compress for a few minutes, 2 to 3 times per day. If this is not enough, you can contact our clinic so that you can be treated on the spot. Do not squeeze the pimples yourself under any circumstances!
On the donor area, you may get a numb sensation. This is no cause for concern, because the numb sensation will gradually disappear and the sensitivity will return after 4 to 12 months.
Hair loss shock
A ‘hair loss shock’ can occur after the treatment, which involves the existing hair partly falling out. These hairs should start growing back, in principle, together with the transplanted hair (after 3 to 4 months). This side-effect only occurs with 10-20% of all patients.
The end result can be judged after 12 to 18 months and should be evaluated in consultation with Dr. Feriduni.