How long after hair transplant can I use Minoxidil?
In my practice I recommend to start Minoxidil 3 weeks after Hair Transplant .
As a principle, I always would like to check the skin condition after the recovery and then confirm the start up for the treatment.
How long after Hair Transplant surgery can one comfortably go out in public?
After Hair Transplant surgery, the disappearance of surgical traces depends on the size of the surgery and treatment method.
For example, if you have FUE hair transplant, the scar of the recipient area would heal within 2-3 weeks. You can also go out with a cap, it depends on your comfort level and hair growth rate.
If you have FUT strip method, the donor site will be socially acceptable even on the same day. If the recipient site is shaved, then 2 weeks time will be needed for getting rid of the surgical scar.
However, with both the above methods, there are usually visible scabs at the recipient sites, which fall off by about 12-14 days after the procedure.
How Long Does Hair Transplant Last?
Results of Hair Transplant surgery is permanent because the hair taken from the back of the scalp are genetically prone to DHT Hormones .
In male pattern hair loss, the back of the scalp mostly never loses hair.
On the other hand, the hair transplant surgery will not avoid the shedding of the non-transplanted hair.
Who is a good candidate for Hair Transplant?
Before all your current physical and mental health condition should be fine .
Secondly your donor site which is the back of scalp should have adequate supply of hair to extract and this amount should be enough to restore an acceptable large portion of the bald area with a desired density.
Additionally your expectation with the result should be realistic.
When all these come together you are a very good candidate for hair transplant surgery.