Dr. Laris shares if you will need to take time off from work for a follicular unit hair transplantation.
One of the most common questions I get asked is, do I need to take time off or vacation for this procedure?
Follicular unit hair transplantation is nice in that we need a day for the surgery and probably two days after.
So most people do the transplantation on a Thursday or Friday and then take the weekend off.
The nice thing about that is we are able to take the strip in the back, and when I do that we actually lift the existing hair, move it out of the way, take the small strip, close it up with the sutures or stitches, and so all you are left with is fine little line with sutures there.
When we drop the hair that we have taped up, it covers that immediately. The day we do it you can’t see where we took the donor from. So that’s not the problem.
In the front if you’ve got existing hair, it’s not a big deal to cover up what you have done.
It’s probably more comfort level to take a day or two off so you don’t need a big vacation.
It’s not a lot of cosmetic downtime and certainly no functional downtime at all. So you can go right back to work and doing what you want.
About Dr. Lee Laris, D.O.:
Dr. Lee Laris, D.O., is the Medical Director and Chief Cosmetic Surgeon of Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Laris graduated from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., in 1981 and continued his education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif., where he received his Medical Degree in 1987. He completed his internship at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.