Beard Transplant Recovery Timeline
The procedure of facial hair transplantation entails removing hair follicles from the back of the head using either the FUE or the FUT hair harvesting techniques and transplanting them into the regions of the face that need it. The recovery procedure for a facial hair transplant is similar to that of a conventional hair transplant in that it requires your patience and care in order to have a fast and uncomplicated recovery.
The healing process begins immediately after the hair transplant, and within 5 to 7 days, a significant amount of healing would have already occurred, indicating that the procedure was a success. While full healing may take many months, the majority of surgical scarring disappears by the 14th day after a facial hair transplant. The following is a step-by-step guide to the healing process after a facial hair transplant.
The Day After The Surgery:
Transplanted area: Wash the transplanted regions gently but carefully to ensure that any blood has been removed from the treated areas.
Donor area: Expect the donor region to be painful, itching, and tight for several days. It is also possible to experience numbness.
Days 2 and 3:
Transplanted area: A scabbing and a considerable amount of redness may be seen. Along with swelling, the treated regions may experience some redness and tenderness.
Donor area: Some numbness may remain in the donor region for a short period of time after the procedure.
Days 4 to 6:
Transplanted area: Swelling will begin to subside, and the recipient’s region will begin to recover more rapidly as a result.
Donor area: Crusting on the donor region begins to peel away. While shampooing your beard, use gently massage motions to remove any crust or scab that may have remained. It will also benefit from having water flow directly over it.
End of week 1:
Transplanted area: Swelling should have fully decreased in the transplanted region. The redness and other signs of infection will likewise be entirely gone by the end of the first week.
Donor area: Maintain the application of any prescribed medicine to the donor region in order to guarantee full healing of the donor area
All of the grafts should be firmly attached and will not come loose. This is the point at which you should have returned to your regular schedule.
If the donor region has been given appropriate care and the post-operative instructions have been followed correctly, it should have regained more than 70% of its original size by this time, but it should still be safeguarded from any stress or injury.