Most patients find that they are able to return to work the next day, while others may elect to relax at home for an additional day or two.At this time, some soreness, tightness and possibly some numbness are normal and to be expected.
In the next few days, some scabbing in the recipient sites may be present, as well as moderate redness. Swelling may also appear on the forehead, but this is typically rare. However, soreness and numbness in the donor area should begin to disappear in the days following the procedure. While some patients report a sensation similar to that of a mild sunburn in the recipient areas following the procedure, there is generally little or no discomfort in the recipient area after the first few days following the procedure.
A week after the hair restoration surgery, any swelling and redness usually will have subsided.