Most patients set aside 2-7 days after their surgery to recover. While FUE scars usually heal within 3 to 4 days, it may take up to 10 days for the donor area to have a well healed and scab free appearance. Individual results may vary. Keep in mind our office sees patients the day after surgery and once again on the 10th day.Want to know more about what you should expect after an FUE procedure? Visit our After Hair Transplant Page.
Is FUE painful?Typically, patients report little to no pain during or after the procedure. A sedative is given at the beginning of the procedure followed by periodic subcutaneous local anesthetic consisting of lidocaine/Bupivacaine. On rare occasions, patients may experience mild discomfort, itching and/or swelling following the procedure which resolves within several days. We provide patients with pain medication after their procedure. However, a mild pain medication such as Tylenol can usually keep the pain under control.