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Learn More About Hair Transplantation

Donor Area Care

There are two main terms when it comes to speaking of hair transplantation procedures: Donor area and recipient area. The donor area is the place in which the surgeon will harvest hair follicles. The recipient area is where you’re suffering from hair loss. Hair follicles that are extracted from your donor area ( the back of the head ) are planted on your recipient area ( mostly top of the head and the frontal head ). A hair transplant candidate takes good care of these areas during hair transplant recovery. Most people do not give so much attention to their donor areas. However, donor area care is also so important because there are also complications associated with poor donor area care.

Hair follicles are also organs according to medical experts. They are not like a feather of a bird, but organs. As they’re extracted from the scalp, the empty channels will need some time to recover from the extraction wound. A hair transplant patient should give the same attention to both donor and recipient areas. Patients should not even touch their donor areas because it becomes so sensitive after the hair follicle extraction process.

Most people experience redness and itching over their donor area sometime after their hair transplantation procedures. Redness and itching generally mean that the wounded donor area is healing itself. The channels on the donor area will probably have scabs on them after some time. Scabs should not be touched or removed with hands, fingers, even nails. There are so many people who want to remove their scabs on their donor and recipient areas with their own nails.

Donor areas are not so likely to have complications. Most complications are generally associated with recipient areas. However, infection risk should always be taken into consideration. There is always a risk of infection when it comes to an invasive medical procedure.

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