I’ve been following protocol after my hair transplant and my staples are really feeling better daily. Day 4 and 5 I went back to work and stayed up late. I have not slept good the last 2 nights. Never took meds other than 2 Tylenol before bed. I’m sleeping on 2 pillows with travel pillow around the neck same as 1st night.
Feels like things are tighter and more sensitive. The hair hurts back there but does not feel hot to the touch. Going to take my first shower and wash my hair since surgery. Hope this is just healing. Can’t wait to get these out on Saturday. Any similar thoughts or issues?
Staples by far are the most uncomfortable type of closure for the follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) patient. This should all become a non-issue once they are removed. And yes, things can feel “tighter” as healing progresses.
You should be fine once they are out. Grow well!!
Dr. Timothy Carman
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