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Healing Process after Hair Transplant

A hair transplant doctor's training is very important. It's important to find one that has a background in dermatology. The reason is that dermatologists have been specifically trained to understand the skin's healing process. Skin healing is essential to a hair transplant, so this knowledge is especially valuable for the best possible results.

Healing of the new hair transplants is only one part of the picture. The other is the healing of the donor area at the back of the head - the incision area - which takes place within a few weeks. We remove a strip of hair follicles in the donor area, at the back of the head, and then suture the incision. After the procedure, we ask the patient to apply an ointment for 4 weeks to the back of the head twice a day. This is called healing under moist occlusion.

What is moist occlusion?

The skin heals better when it is in a moist environment. If it gets dry the scar will actually heal wider and be more visible.

If the patient simply applies the ointment 2 times a day for 4 weeks the scar should heal as a hairline incision and be barely visible.

This tried and true process will give you excellent results.

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