The donor area is the area from which the hair follicles are extracted and collected, and implanted later in the hair transplant process.
It is often the back of the head.
It is a healthy area at the back of the head between the ears and the sides, it is usually dense in hair and has a large proportion of healthy, strong hair follicles against baldness and loss, and it is called the donor area because it donates the follicles required to be transplanted into the affected areas.
If the donor area does not have enough strong and healthy follicles to be extracted, this may complicate the hair transplantation process. Possible complications are the inability to extract the required number of follicles, or the follicles are too weak and do not bear the shock of the transplant, and they die once transplanted.
Thanks to the development of hair transplantation techniques, it has become possible to extract follicles from other areas of the body.
The most common donor areas for most individuals are the back of the head.
But in cases where there is no suitable donor area on the scalp, body hair can be used, keeping in mind the presence of high-quality hair for extraction.
Common areas for donating body hair are chest, back, and beard hair.
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It is relatively normal to feel some pain in the donor area after hair transplantation and follicles extraction, this feeling of pain and discomfort fades during the first few days after the operation.
Some hair transplant techniques cause damage to the donor area, which has become possible to bypass via advanced and new techniques day after day, but some techniques can cause the following:
Hair transplant is an optional procedure, and applicants do not want it with excessive scars, as the procedure aims primarily to improve appearance.
However, hair transplant is still a surgical procedure and there is no way to perform the surgery without causing some scarring, and these scars usually disappear after the first week.
Voids or bald patches in the donor area are not normal, and they can be for one of two reasons:
It is generally recommended to see a doctor as soon as possible to evaluate the condition and recommend an appropriate treatment plan,
Minoxidil is also recommended, which helps in hair growth.
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It takes about two weeks for the donor area to heal.
After surgery, a bandage is placed on the donor area. When removed, you will notice small spots on the skin.
The healing process will not take long, as the hair grows all post-operative signs will disappear and you will restore the natural aesthetic appearance.
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Some signs appear on the donor area immediately after hair transplantation, which requires special treatment and attention to obtain satisfactory results, the following are some of the signs that will appear after the operation:
After a month, many signs and effects of fatigue, sensitivity, or any problems will disappear, and hair will begin to grow and cover the area.
After two months, the hair will have covered a large part of the donor area, and the effects of the operation have largely disappeared.
After a year, the donor area mostly returns to its normal, basic look and shape.
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