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Question for those who had a HT


For some reason, everyone always talks about how long it takes for people to see the scar if you have a FUT. It seems as though, from what I’ve read searching through this site and others, it’s rarely mentioned, how long the “implanted” hairs are seen.

In other words, if you get a FUE, and you have a decent amount of hair on sides/back… how long will it take for the redness… to go away on top, once the transplanted hairs are implanted?

My question has to do with work. I’m considering a HT, and I’m curious (since I work in business and you cant wear caps) how long it would take for me to go back without wearing any cover-up. Basically, on average (cause I know everyone is different) how long it takes for that skin to heal where it’s not evident to someone your talking to in person.

Thanks for any help you can give.


Everyone does heal differently. For me I had no redness and very little sign of surgery 10 days after my procedure. At 14 days it looked like I just had a shaved or buzzed head, I had no scabbing or reddness.

But for many it is longer then this. If you cannot wear a hat to work I would say you want 2-3 weeks off from work. Even at that point you may have little redness. A good excuse if you have your procedure in the sumemr time would be to tell people you got a sunburn on your head. :slight_smile:

Take a look at the blogs below, the patients took photos how they looked 2 and 3 weeks after their procedures. This is a good way to understand and see how you may look 2, 3 and 4 weeks after your transplant:

Me at 10 and 14 days

other patients healing



Following link shows an example of what the recipient area looks like after 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 months after hair transplant.
Please remember, there will be individual differences in terms of healing post ht redness and hair growth.






2 months


4 months


5 months

6 months

8 months