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Old 10-05-2012, 07:41 AM
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Do nothing, apply nothing for the first few days. Literally sit still with your head up, let the wonders of human nature fix the trauma...let your body do it's thing!

Don't know about strip scars, but after day 1 FUE, i did nothing to the donor area, just let it heal and dry.

Only thing i ever did on the recipient area (after 3 days) is dab on body lotion, leave for half an hour, rinse off. This just keeps the skin supple as it heals and the scabs drop off.

No rubbing for a week, no shampoo for a week, certainly no lotions/oils/copper, goo goo (whatever that is) etc for a number of weeks, if at all.

Let it breathe and do it's thing.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:57 PM
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I am also of the opinion that one does not apply anything to the epidermis other than a saline based solution which is proven to facilitate wound healing, and other products like copper peptide based sprayes like Graftcyte.

Most docs will advise to keep the recipient area moist for at least 3 days post-op. Some advocate up to one week. Maintaining a moist environment does facilitate the healing process.

I also believe that it is important to allow the incisions to heal before applying any other products like neurosporin, etc. Most of the tiny recipient incisions heal up pretty good after 5-7 days post-op in most patients.
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