Scabs Remaining 3 Weeks After Hair Transplant Surgery - Is This Normal?

4/8/2010 1:38:00 PM


I still have some crusting even though I have my hair transplant 3 weeks ago. Is all right? Has anyone else had the same experience?


Three weeks for scabs to remain is not too uncommon after hair transplant surgery. Some hair restoration physicians even instruct not to work them off for the first month.

Sometimes patients (like me after my first hair transplant) are a little extra cautious which prevents scabs from flaking off as fast as those who are more diligent in working them off. In my experience, I found that showering twice a day and spending an extra 10 minutes in the shower gently massaging the recipient areas works nicely. Use your fingertips (not the nails) gently but consistently in a circular motion and this should help quite nicely.

Your transplanted hair will typically start shedding 2 to 4 weeks after surgery and return again 3 to 5 months after your hair restoration procedure.


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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.