A week after my hair transplant, the scabs were so puffed and risen that I gently took them out. Should I be worried?
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You removed the scabs 1 week following your hair transplant? Is that OK?
Thank you for writing in with your question. The short answer is no, you do not need to be worried. The grafts from a hair transplant are healed in to their new position on your scalp after 5 days, so at 7 days, they are firmly in place. The scabs that you took off were almost certainly going to just fall off on their own within a few days. I have our patients on day 8 (with day 0 being the operation day, and the next day after that being day 1, and so on) put some clean baby oil on their grafts for about 20 minutes, then hop in the shower and wash their hair a few times to get all the oil out. Most all the scabs will come off with that process on day 8. I hope this is helpful to you.
Scabs after transplant
I picked off my scabs, should I be worried.
You should worry and visit your doctor and ask him it this happened. You will sleep better.
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