Dear Dr. Rassman:
Thank you for a very comfortable and professional session yesterday. You and your competent staff made my day enjoyable; quite different from my prior experience in the early 1990’s.
I experienced no pain last night before bed at 9 pm and took no medication, until I became a slight bit uncomfortable around 1:30am. I took one Vicodin and one Valium, and slept until 5:30am. This morning I took the Prednisone.
I used one half cup of hydrogen peroxide and one half of cup of water for 5 minutes, as directed. I washed my hair; the donor and recipient areas as directed, and experienced very minimal bleeding in the donor area, a couple of drops in one location in the frontal area, and none in the crown area. There was minimal crusting in the donor area, and it was cleaned with a cue tip. This will be done again tonight. My wife also applied the anti bacteria ointment, as directed. I have not taken any Vicodin today, and am not experiencing any pain at all.
I will wash my hair again before bed as directed.
I don’t usually post testimonial style emails like this, but I just received this note from a patient who had 2159 grafts earlier this week. I wanted to show how a patient is following my post-operative instructions for washing and medicating, and isn’t experiencing any pain or heavy scabbing.
The lesson here is for anyone interested in getting a hair transplant — follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions!