Post-Operative Period: Nurturing Your New Hair with Care

We are committed to providing you with comprehensive care and guidance during this important phase. Once you have completed your hair restoration procedure, your newly transplanted hair needs the utmost attention and care. This time is mainly for your scalp to recover and new hair to grow, so following our recommendations will help yield excellent results.

We encourage all patients to return to our office daily up to 10 days post-transplant to take advantage of our services and key wound healing technologies that may significantly impact postoperative healing, graft survival, and comfort levels.  

Key features of Greco Hair Restoration’s postoperative experience include: 

Daily in-office visits

We are available for daily visits during the post-operative period to allow us to examine the donor and recipient areas to ensure optimal wound healing and graft survival and ensure all of your questions or concerns are addressed immediately and thoroughly.


We offer daily in-office treatments for up to 10 days post-transplant using our Red Light Therapy unit that serves to minimize post-op discomfort, boost blood supply, and stimulate the metabolically active cells responsible for optimal wound healing and graft survival.

Comprehensive postoperative kit  

We provide a post-operative kit containing everything you’ll need to take care of the donor and recipient areas during the postoperative period.  Items include specialized products such as day and night sprays, shampoo, and hair serums fortified with ingredients such as copper peptides, key growth factors like EGF and KGF, as well as antioxidants essential for wound healing and hair regrowth.

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Wound Care Instructions

Our wound care instructions will be available to you well in advance of your procedures. Immediately after the transplant, our team will review all detailed instructions on how to care for your scalp and new hair. This may involve cleaning your scalp, applying ointments and medication, and managing discomfort or swelling. It is important to adhere closely to these instructions to ensure proper healing and reduce any risks. We provide a comprehensive postoperative kit that includes everything you will need to care for your donor and recipient sites.

Recovery and Healing

After your procedure, you might feel a bit of mild discomfort, swelling, or redness in the treated areas. These are completely normal and temporary effects of the surgery. You can expect our team to guide you on how to manage these symptoms and give you the tips and products you need to ensure your recovery goes smoothly.

To help with your healing process, we will give you medications like pain relievers, antibiotics, or anti-inflammatory agents to ensure minimal discomfort and downtime. Be sure to take them as prescribed to avoid any unwanted complications and ensure a speedy recovery.

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Physical Activity and Rest

After your hair restoration procedure, you’ll want to give your scalp the love and rest it deserves by avoiding heavy lifting, sweating, and stress for a week or two.

We’ll want to make sure your delicate scalp is well-protected during your recovery journey. As you venture out, remember to shield it from the elements. We will help guide you to keep your scalp healthy and happy during this time.

We will also be sure to set up regular in-office check-ins to keep tabs on your progress, talk through any worries you have, and make sure your restoration is on track. These appointments are vital for your hair recovery journey and allow us to give you personalized attention.

Patience and Expectations

Hair restoration is not an overnight transformation. Rather, it is a gradual process that requires some patience for optimal results. During the postoperative period, your transplanted hair follicles will enter a resting phase before re-entering the growth phase. It may take several weeks for the transplanted hair to start growing naturally and blend seamlessly with your existing hair. Patience is key during this period, and our team will be with you every step of the way, providing support and reassurance.

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Partnering with You for Long-Term Success

At Greco Hair Restoration, we consider our patients as partners on their hair restoration journeys. For three generations, we’ve remained dedicated to providing exceptional care not only during your procedure but also throughout the postoperative period. We are dedicated to providing you with the information, resources, and support you need to succeed.

Greco Hair Restoration is founded upon decades of experience, having been founded by Dr. Joseph Greco, Sr., a leading innovator and pioneer in the field of surgical hair restoration. Today, his son and grandson—Dr. Joseph Greco, Jr. and Dr. Joseph Greco, III—carry on his legacy by offering patients a wide range of solutions to some of life’s most frustrating hair loss problems. Ready to learn more? Reach out to Greco Hair Restoration in Sarasota and set up your initial consultation today.

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