Removing Scabs After a Hair Transplant

10/5/2010 1:08:14 AM


I got a hair transplant exactly 17 days ago but have now discovered that I should have been more aggressive with the hair when washing to help remove scabs. Till now I did not do this and gently patted the hair dry. All scabs were in place till today when I rubbed the scabs and removed about 90% of them. Now I'm worried because the scabs were kept intact for 17 days. Will this affect my hair transplant results?


Have no fear! While many hair transplant physicians do recommend gently massaging the scabs off starting between 7 and 10 days, there are others who recommend allowing them to fall off naturally.

In my opinion, your follicular unit grafts should be just fine but it is always a good idea to discuss your concerns with your hair loss physician.

David (TakingThePlunge) - Assistant Publisher and Forum Co-Moderator


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