I had a hair transplant done 2,5 months ago and I still have redness on the grafted area on my head. Is this normal?
I am very confused. There is some information online that the redness may he gone 14 days after the procedure. When I told my hair restoration physician about it he prescribed me Ciprofloxacin and I was told to take Claritin once a day. After two weeks I do not see any difference. The good news is that the new hair growth is coming in just fine.
Is this normal to have the redness for such a long time after hair restoration surgery? Is there any way to speed up the recovery process? Will the redness affect the new grafts?
There is no cause for alarm. The redness in the hair transplant recipient area may last from a few weeks to a few months. There is really no way to predict exactly how long it will take to clear up but it will have no effect on the growth of your transplant or result in any hair loss.
I’ve heard that aloe vera gel or a redness reducing witch hazel can help speed recovery but I cannot vouch for their effectiveness. The redness will eventually clear up on its own.