9 days post op - scans are starting to fall off but I've noticed some scabs have hairs in them
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Scabs after hair transplant
Scabs falling out 9 days after hair transplant
If you are having issues after surgery with scabs and having hair loss you should contact your doctor.
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Shedding after a hair transplant
Does the hair come out with the scabs following a hair transplant?
It is normal for the hair to shed following a hair transplant. Sometimes the scabs that come off will have hairs in them. They should look like a little "J" at the base of the follicle. Following a transplant, the hairs will continue to elongate for a few days. The base of the follicle starts to move toward the surface of the skin, dragging the bulb of the follicle with it. This causes the formation of a "J" hair. The cells that produce the hair follicle remain behind in a dormant state while the transplanted hairs fall out. it is actually good for these hairs to come out because they are just dead keratin that will induce a foreign body reaction if they remain behind. Thus, you want them to come out. If they remain, you are likely to see pimple like reactions in the recipient area. You want to avoid this as much as possible so it is important to remove anything that is not growing.