2 weeks and crusting remains
An FUE is treated just like a regular hair transplant with regard to the recipient area, but the donor area has open wounds which require daily washing with soap and water. Within 3 days of surgery, you can resume full activities, heavy exercises if you wish. The recipient area requires daily washes as well to keep the recipient area free of crusts. I generally recommend the use of a sponge and supply my patient with a surgical sponge to fill with soapy water and press on the recipient area daily. By repeating this daily, all crusts can be washed off without any fear of losing grafts. IF any crust are present, use a Q tip and dip it into soapy water, and roll it on the crusts and that will lift them off without dislodging them, but never rub them, just roll the Q tip on the recipient crust. I like to see no evidence of any crusting in the recipient area and the crusts from the donor area gone in 7-10 days with daily washing,.
You should follow your doctor's instruction for post operative care. In general you should wash your hair everyday.
You should follow your doctor's instruction for post operative care. In general you should wash your hair everyday. The scab will fall out over time. You may be seeing scabs.
The chances are you are rubbing off the scabs. By two weeks the follicles are planted.It is normal to experience this, and despite how many times I tell patients this is going to happen, they generally freak out. So you are normal. I hope that helps.