I have thin hair in front. I am in the public eye and can not take off more than a day or two. What will I look like after a hair transplant?
To answer your question, I took some pictures of a person who is 50, who had a hair transplant (1,046 grafts) and came in for a hair wash by us the next day. He has enough hair to cover the transplants. Good washing will guarantee, as much as possible, that any scabbing is removed. With the use of medications, we can keep swelling on most people to undetectable levels. He can go out in public the day after surgery without any real detection.
The photo on the left was taken before his procedure — the photo in the middle and the photo on the right are 1 day after.
Update: Oops, I originally posted the wrong patient photos with this entry. I apologize for the confusion. The correct photos are what you see above.