What’s the Donor Area for a Hair Transplant

During an FUE Hair Transplant procedure, two areas are essential. These areas are the donor area and the recipient area.

The donor area is where the hair grafts are extracted, usually the back of the head because of its density and healthy hair follicles.

Just like the recipient area, the donor area also needs to be taken care of after an FUE hair transplant procedure.

How to Prepare the Donor Area for an FUE Hair Transplant

During the FUE hair transplant, the scalp is shaved, and the donor area is anesthetized. Then, the hair follicles from the donor area are extracted using the FUE hair transplant method, leaving minimal scarring.

These hair follicles are examined and harvested. Afterward, they are meticulously inserted into the recipient area by the surgeon, following the hair growth pattern.


What Happens to the Donor Area After an FUE Hair Transplant

The donor area will be sensitive during the first few days after the FUE hair transplant and might present itching, swelling or redness.

The patient might feel some discomfort or pain in the donor area which is normal. However, the pain will subside a few days after and the itching, swelling and redness will disappear a few weeks after.

Aftercare of the Donor Area

It’s necessary that the patient follows certain steps to help the donor area recover. After the procedure, the doctor will give the patient the proper indications on how to wash their scalp and dry it.

When sleeping, it’s necessary to avoid direct contact between the donor area and the pillow for the first few days. That’s why using a neck pillow is recommended for the first week after the procedure. Also, the patient shouldn't apply too much pressure to it.

Length of Recovery of the Donor Area

Patients from the United States and Canada travel to Tijuana for hair transplant procedures due to the quality, the affordable price, and the proximity of the country. At Hair Center Mexico, we offer high-quality hair transplant procedures thanks to our trained surgeon with a comfortable facility.

An online consultation is needed to guide the patient in the right direction so that the surgeon can give them the best options suited to their needs and expectations. People interested in getting a hair transplant need to research the different methods and clarify any doubts or concerns they might have regarding their case.

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