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When Can I Use Topical Hair Loss Concealers on the Donor Scar after Hair Transplant Surgery?

10/20/2008 12:34:36 PM

Question:

How long after a hair transplant can I use some of the topical concealers like Courve to cover the scar? How long will the wound be very visible?

Answer:

Believe it or not the donor wound closes and seals itself rapidly which is why the staples / sutures can be removed after only ten days. In my opinion it's better to wait until the staples / sutures are removed before using any topical concealer like Courve Dermmatch, Nanogen, or Toppik on the scar area.

A donor scar takes approximately one year to fully heal and mature with no signs of discoloration (redness / pinkness). Additionally temporary donor shock loss can occur in the first couple months and take a few months longer for hair growth to return. Many hair transplant patients however, are lucky and don't experience any donor area shock loss.

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