I am constantly asked how long it will take for a typical patient to be able to go back to work. This patient is 10 days post-surgery and went back to work in 4 days. He had 1,677 grafts transplanted and is a class 3A on the Norwood scale. He has the advantage of a blonde hair so that the beard of transplanted hair is also blonde. There is a small beard if you look carefully. The skin of the transplant is still slightly swollen with a fine pink hue (he is sandy blonde with white skin, known for showing a pink hue) and this will subside over the next week or so. The hair he has presently covers these changes so that it had not been seen in either his work or in any social setting. Click photos to enlarge.