In hair transplantation, the nape and beard area are generally used as the donor area. Because there is almost no hair loss in these areas. In hair transplantation especially for men, grafting from the beard area is preferred. Because the hairs in the beard area are stronger and bushy.
Where they are planted, they grow lushly and solidly. Grafts taken from the beard or nape area do not prevent hair growth in this area. In other words, hair continues to grow in the beard and nape areas after the operation.
However, after the operation, thinning will occur in these areas. Since the amount of dilution is small, it will not be noticed when viewed from a distance. In other words, hair will grow back in the donor area, but it will not be the same as before.
How Many Months Does Donor Area Needs for Recover After Hair Transplant?
After hair transplantation operations, the donor area is bandaged. It stays bandaged for 3 days. After 4 days, the bandages are opened and the area is dressed.
On the 10th day after the operation, the wounds on the nape or other areas used as donors begin to heal.
How Many Grafts Can Be Taken From the Neck?
The donor area is where hair follicles are taken for hair transplantation. We see that it is mostly taken from the nape region. There is a maximum of 10 thousand – 12 thousand grafts from this region. For hair transplantation, around 6 thousand grafts will be sufficient.
Is There a Scar in the Donor Area After Hair Transplantation?
After hair transplantation, the donor area has a sparse appearance. However, this sparseness is not very noticeable when viewed from the outside. If the person has undergone hair transplantation with the FUT method, a significant scar remains in the area. It also takes quite a long time for this area to fully heal.
In the FUE method, millimetric scars remain. However, these traces are hardly noticeable.
Is It Possible to Leave No Scars in the Donor Area?
Incisions are made around the hair follicles measuring 0.7-0.9 millimeters. In other words, no matter what method is used in hair transplantation, it is not possible to perform the procedure without leaving a trace. The important thing is to apply the method that leaves as little as possible.
We can say that less traces remain in FUE and sub-methods that depend on this method. Because in such methods, very small incisions are made. In these cuts, they crust over and heal in a short time. However, some traces will remain.
How Can Scars in the Donor Area Be Concealed?
Small scars on the nape can be hidden with the hair that grows towards the nape after hair transplantation. In hairdressing operations, you can tell to pay attention to these areas.
Hair transplant donor area itching is an issue that many people suffer from. In the first week, the nape area will not be a problem as it will be bandaged. However, you may experience an intense itching sensation for a while after the bandage is opened. It is a good idea not to scratch this area as much as possible.
In order to prevent itching, it will be useful to use the creams recommended by your doctor. You can also apply an ice compress to the donor area, in consultation with your doctor.
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