How to treat redness after FUE hair transplant in recipient area?

Hi, I am only a day after my FUE HT so this question might be a bit premature. But in case the redness remains after the "normal" 14 days. How to cure or advance the reducing of the redness? Are calendula creme or aloe vera gel good options?

Doctor Answers 7

Redness after FUE

The redness after hair transplant is a result of increased blood supply to the area which at this point is a good thing for you.  It should improve on its own in a few days. 


Boston Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Redness in the recipient area.

No need to worry.  Be patient the redness will dissipate within the next week in the recipient area.  I don't recommend applying anything for the next two weeks.

Red in FUE donor area one day after a hair transplant

You reported redness in FUE donor area one day after a hair transplant. I would expect that this will go away in the next 4-5 days.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Post op redness

Post-op redness will occur both in the recipient area and the donor area. The degree and length of time in which both areas will remain pink or red, will largely depend on the individual's skin tone. Redness in the recipient area occurs due to the presence of newly formed blood vessels and inflammation from the placement of the new grafts. Some patients are lucky and either don't experience it at all, or it goes away quickly. It appears that those with fairer skin may be more vulnerable to extended redness. It is better to consult with your surgeon  before using any kind of shampoo or medication. All the best 

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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How to treat redness after FUE hair transplant in recipient area?

Thank you for your question.

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Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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It is best to ask your surgeon about post operative care as each doctor has their unique regimen.

It is best to ask your surgeon about post operative care as each doctor has their unique regimen.  This includes addressing redness.  Some doctors may give you a steroid pill or a shot.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Redness after FUE hair transplant in recipient area

The redness remains after the "normal" 14 days is normal and it may stay up to 3-4 months . İt depends on your skin color/fitzpatrick classification .(Lighter your color, more red discolored skin after surgery) ....I recommend you to use nothing for that temporary situation .

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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