After a hair transplant, donor area regrowth

Are you worried about the possibility of hair not regrowing in the donor area after your scheduled hair transplant? Do you know the factors that might affect the chances of hair regrowth in the donor area? Read on and let us quell your worries.

Hair transplant surgeons in Dubai and globally consider the donor area as the most important site during hair transplant procedures. The area offers hair and hair roots that are used for hair transplants. Normally, the back of the scalp is the ideal site due to the abundance of hair follicles in the area. 

This article will look at ways to improve the hair donor area after a hair transplant and help you understand if hair can regrow in the donor area after the procedure. 

The donor area after a hair transplant

Immediately after the hair transplant, you might feel itchy in the donor area. This is a normal reaction of the skin after follicle extraction. You may also experience redness and swelling due to the local anesthesia used. 

The swelling will, however, subside after a few days. Also, there may be scabs and blood clots on the donor area surface which are not internal. All the above effects will disappear after around two weeks.

Hair regrowth in the donor area

A month after your hair transplant, many signs of sensitivity in the donor area will disappear, and hair will begin to regrow. However, this depends on the surgeon and how qualified he is. Any mistake by the surgeon could lead to undesired results. It is therefore important that a qualified surgeon undertakes the procedure. 

Two months after your hair transplant, the effects of the operation on the donor area will have largely disappeared, and hair will have covered much of it. After one year, the donor area will be back to its normal shape. 

Donor care after hair transplant

Donor aftercare is essential after a successful hair transplant. A few things that you should be cautious about include:

1. Pain Management 

You may need medication in the first few days after your surgery. Pain relievers will help you manage the pain and discomfort. You will receive a prescription of Tylenol, Vicodin or Percocet, which you should use as directed by the doctor. 

2. Medications 

You will need to take your medicine on time after your surgery. You should also ensure that you take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications according to the doctor’s instructions. Always contact your surgeon if you see any puss coming out or whenever you feel a burning sensation in the donor area. Your doctor will prescribe the right pills so that everything goes to plan.

3. Wear head protection 

Your surgeon will likely cover your scalp with a bandage for quick recovery and to avoid the risk of infections. For personal care, avoid sun exposure which affects the newly implanted grafts on your scalp.

4. Bleeding 

Bleeding may occur the night after surgery or a few days after surgery. In case it happens, apply pressure on the site of the bleeding to stop it. Press firmly and gently to avoid causing damage to the surrounding follicles. Consult your surgeon in case bleeding does not stop. 

5. Infections

Infections are rare. Avoid air pollutants and keep your dirty hands off the donor site. You should avoid any work or play for two weeks after surgery. Any tenderness or increased swelling could be a sign of infection and should be reported immediately.

6. Hair Care and washing 

Wash your hair gently with shampoo that isn’t formulated with lots of chemicals. Avoid running direct water over the donor area and wash it with your fingertips rather than your nails. Avoid using hair spray or a hair drier for two to three weeks.


Transplanted donor hair should continue growing after a successful hair transplant. Entrusting the procedure to a qualified professional is the first step to quick and healthy donor hair regrowth. 

Do you still have nightmares about the probability of balding on your donor site? Well, do not stress anymore; our qualified hair transplant surgeons in Dubai are always on call to ensure that your donor area remains healthy even after your hair transplant.

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