Pimples on the Scalp 1 Month After Hair Transplant Surgery

5/10/2010 12:26:00 PM

Question:

I had a hair transplant on my balding crown 36 days ago. Since day 22, I started to see the transplanted area become filled with pimples. I still have them today. Is this normal after just 22 days? Could it be an infection? Is my hair transplant in jeopardy? I'm not taking Propecia and not using any hair regrowth medication.

Answer:

It's normal for the occasional pimple to appear the first few months after hair transplant surgery. . However, if you are experiencing a large number or cluster of pimples, you may want to contact your hair transplant surgeon to make sure it's not folliculitis. While folliculitis typically fades away by itself with time, this infection may need to be treated with antibiotics. In my opinion, be on the safe side and contact your hair restoration physician.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.