My name is Brian. I am 34 years old, and just had my first hair transplant (1724 grafts) done by an experienced doctor here in California. The procedure was done 12 days ago, the scabs have been gone for 3 days and the sutures were removed yesterday. My concern is that I have much numbness around most of my scalp where the grafts were transplanted. Is this normal, and more importantly should this numbness go away? If so, generally how long does it take for my head to NOT feel as if novocaine has been injected all through the scalp?
Thank you very much.
It is normal Brian, after a hair transplant, to have some numbness especially just above the donor area. For most patients, most to all of this numbness resolves within 3 months- you just need to be patient.