The staples or sutures (depending on the hair transplant surgeon’s technique) typically remain in place for approximately 10 days post surgery. Hair transplant surgeons encourage that you come back to the hair restoration clinic to have them removed, but will provide you with instructions for removing them should a visit to the surgeon not be possible. You may also see your local general practioner who will be able to remove the staples/sutures.
The donor scar that will remain once the staples or sutures are removed will become less and less noticeable as months pass and will eventually turn into a pencil thin, white line.
TIP: Prior to having the staples removed or sutures removed (this tip is more applicable to staples), have a long shower and soak the donor area. When scabs are dry, there tends to be a tiny pinch when the staples are removed. Soaking the donor area will moisten the scabs and minimize any discomfort.