How Long Does it Take to Heal From A Hair Transplant?

Many people ask about the healing time for hair transplants.  There is some redness and dryness after the procedure. Some patients experience swelling during the first week after surgery. Hair transplants are usually undetectable after 10 days. Follicular unit grafts are permanent in the scalp after 10 days.

Recovery time with the ARTAS Robot Assisted FUE System Procedure is much less and much more comfortable as compared to a traditional linear strip method of hair restoration.  There is no linear incision required with an ARTAS Procedure which makes healing time short.  Patients can usually go back to work and other daily activities after a day or two.  It takes approximately three days for the transplanted hair to “take” and for growth cells to be transferred from the follicles to the scalp.  Patients use a medical-grade saline salt solution that is provided on the procedure day along with a spray bottle to keep the newly implanted hair moist.

All post-procedure instructions are provided in writing and by email and our staff is always available to answer questions about your post-procedure care.  By days 7-10, the crusting will largely have subsided, leaving little evidence that any procedure has taken place at all.

Please visit our website at for more information on robotic hair transplants or call our office at 850-308-1738.

1020 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501