1. When should the bandage be removed?

The day after the procedure. The bandage should not stay on longer than 24 hours after the day of the hair transplant.

Vaseline is added onto patients donor area to protect it against dirt after operation
Nurse puts on bandage over patients donor area after hair transplant

2. How is the bandage removed?

Carefully pull off the bandage with clean hands. After removing the bandage, you can wipe the skin clean with paper or a clean towel. It is also okay to carefully wash or shower the area.

Maggie shows patient how to take off bandage around donation area
Maggie takes off bandage on back of patients head

Watch our instruction video

Here we go through step by step how to do when it is time for you to take off your bandage.

Questions and answers about the bandage

When can I wash the donor area?

You can wash the donor area directly after you have taken off the bandage. Avoid water touching the transplanted area (where your hair follicles have been moved to) up to 2 days after your hair transplant.

Should I be worried if I bleed a little when I take off my bandage?

No, you do not need to be worried. It is normal to bleed a little the first few days. Take a clean paper towel and dab it away.