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Will Removing the Scabs myself Cause my Hair Restoration Procedure to Fail?

4/29/2009 11:56:05 AM

Question:

I recently had hair transplant surgery and it appears to be healing well. However, after 2 weeks, I started removing the remaining crusts. Will this cause the hair transplant to fail?

Answer:

Your newly transplanted hair is fully secure in the scalp eight to ten days after hair transplant surgery. Each surgeon has their own set of post-surgical instructions so we recommend calling your doctor to get them. However, most clinics ask their patients to start gently working off the scabs as early as five days after surgical hair restoration. It's advisable never to pick them off with your fingernails, but instead to massage them with your fingertips with medium pressure and steady circular motions. If you see some of the transplanted hair come off with the scab, don't be alarmed. This is perfectly normal.

Be sure to call your hair replacement surgeon and get their set of postoperative instructions and follow them accordingly.

Bill
Associate Publisher/Editor

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