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When is it Safe to Use Topical Concealers like Dermmatch, Toppik, and Courve After Hair Transplant Surgery?

9/6/2009 11:17:57 PM

Question:

I had a hair transplant five days ago of 3,700 grafts. I was wondering when I could start using concealers again to cover my baldness and if its okay to use the concealer on the donor scar?

Answer:

Congratulations on your recent hair transplant.

You are safe to use topical concealers again like Courve, Toppik, and Dermmatch after the first ten days. This will give the recipient area a chance to heal and the newly transplanted hair follicles to permanently attach themselves below the scalp. Hair restoration physicians have varying philosophies on when it's safe to use concealers or other hair styling products. Be sure to speak to your surgeon to get his/her medical opinion.

Once the sutures/staples are removed, you are also able to use the concealer of your choice on the donor scar.

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Bill is the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.