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Is It Safe to Pop Pimples after Hair Transplant Surgery?

10/24/2015 4:14:23 AM

Question:

It's been 1.5 months since my hair transplant. I've had a few pimples and popped them when they have been ready. Some of this popping has left scabs - are the follicles still okay?

Answer:

Popping pimples won't cause a loss of the follicle at 1.5 months after surgery.

I've heard some hair restoration physicians state that it's safe to pop them and I have to admit that I have done this with every transplant I've had. However, others recommend either leaving them alone or lancing them with a sterilized needle.

The issue here is the potential for infection and scarring rather than hair growth.

David

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