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Will the Pimples Developed 2 Weeks After Hair Transplant Damage the New Hair?

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Pimples should not harm hairs

Pimples should not harm hairs.  If you leave them untreated and you have many that evolves into a serious infection, it can affect the hairs.  Always follow up with your doctor if you have concerns.

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Pimples after Hair Transplant

Rarely and the reason why is the hair follicle is deep and the pimple is superficial. 

Jack Fisher, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Pimples After Hair Transplant

Pimples usually develop at 4 to 12 weeks after surgery and can continue for several months. They are usually caused by loose debris from skin and hair that got caught beneath the scalp, or can be caused by new growth pushing through much later on. It is possible that you’re experiencing the former at this point. If the pimples are severe, this could be folliculitis and should be looked at by your surgeon for possible treatment with antibiotics.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Pimples 2 weeks after a hair tranplant.

It is a bit early for pimples to develop. They may represent a damaged hair follicles that were placed improperly and may very well not grow. They could also just be due to clogged pores from crusts that fell off late after the traqnsplant.  You will find out in 3-6 months. In the meantime see your surgeon.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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