***** “… how long post op redness will last and Pats answered him 2 weeks!” *****
If he would say up to 3 months then it would scare many potential customers. Think about it, how many people can stay away from work or hide their head for up to 3 months? We need to go back to work to pay off the HT.
Many still have some of their scabs at 2 weeks. I had scabs for a little over 2 weeks. Once those are removed then the other concern is the redness. Its taking me a good 8 weeks before I can say the redness has subsided enough that nobody can tell. It still shows under fluorescent lighting but my hair has grown enough that it’s less obvious. Fluorescent lighting magnifies the redness.
Redness depends on your skin characteristics, healing characteristics, the amount of grafts placed into one area, lighting conditions and if you have some hair that is still growing (to camouflage) in the transplanted areas. It’s different for everyone.
I have heard some people applying something like Aloe Vera to try to remove the redness quicker. Another tip during the summer months (colder months you can say you just went to a hot place for your vacation) is to apply something to the surrounding non HT areas so that you make the skin match the redness from your HT. That is, apply something (example, makeup or quick tanning creams) to your forehead/face area. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to make people think that the redness is due to you getting a tan/sunburn. White skin will show more the redness than if you have a tanned skin.