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What are Hair Transplant scabs? How to remove scabs after a hair transplant? How long before scabs fall off after hair transplant?
It seems that you have undergone hair transplant surgery, and the same question is striking in your mind. Don’t worry. I’m glad to guide you and solve all your queries about hair transplants.
First of all, congratulations on having your Hair Transplant. It’s very important to get a hair transplant done by a good surgeon and at the right clinic. Similarly, aftercare and precautions are also important. Most of the patients are very much confused about hair transplant scabs, how to remove them, etc. This guide will ease your mind and put your questions to rest.
When scabs fall, short hairs(grafts) that were implanted also generally fall out. This is the expected phase. You don’t have to worry about your grafts. Your follicles are alive under the skin and new hairs will start to grow in about 3-4 months. If there are any hair follicles that don’t fall off with the scabs, they will grow for 3-6 weeks and generally get shed.
As already mentioned, hair transplant scabs are formed on the scalp due to the injuries caused to the scalp from the procedure of graft extraction and transplantation. Here are a few reasons why it is necessary to remove scabs after the hair transplant.
Reduce itchiness: Depending on the incision made during the graft extraction, the density and number of grafts implanted, and other factors, the scabs can take a few days to fall off on their own. But they cause a feeling of itchiness, which might be tempting for the individual to pick at the scabs or scratch the area. It is highly advised against doing that as it could damage the newly placed grafts. The scabs could be removed by gently washing the scalp, but sometimes, a special procedure may be followed. Doing this ensures that the grafts can breathe properly after the operation.
Ensuring proper growth of the grafts: Although it is better to allow scabbing during the initial days of transplantation to secure the grafts in their spot, after a few days, it should be removed. That’s because scabs create a damp and warm environment on the scalp, which is conducive to bacteria growth. This could further lead to inflammation and hamper the appropriate growth of the hair grafts. Washing off the FUE scabs is therefore important at this point. Doctors also use a special enzyme-rich spray that dissolves the crusts after a hair transplant and helps with the easy and safe elimination of the scabs.
Prevent scarring of the scalp: It is really hard to resist the urge to scratch the area where the scabs have formed. During the early days after the hair transplant, scratching or picking at the scabs can lead to scarring of the scalp. Besides, it is also possible that the hair grafts are attached to the scabs early on after the operation, and scratching them can negatively impact the hair grafts. This must be avoided at all costs until the scabs are removed with the proper procedure.
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