Skin pieces at surface after day 5 wash (FUE). Did I ruin grafts? (Photos)
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Baldev Sandhu MD
It is normal to shed the grafts 2-3 weeks after the procedure. It will even look as though nothing was ever done. It takes up to a year to see full results. Wait patiently before you make any assumptions.
Baldev Sandhu MD
"Skin pieces" on day 5 after fue surgery.
The scabs start coming off about one week to 4 weeks after a hair transplant. So this is most likely nothing to worry about. If you have concerns then go see your hair surgeon.
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD
Grafts lost during hair wash
Its normal to be overly cautious about your investment. It doesn't appear that you have lost any grafts in the photo, although it is hard to tell. However I typically tell patients that after 48 hours IF you lost a graft there would be blood. Also, I often see what appears to be a lot of tissue when the scalp is wet. The tissue absorbs the water and causes it to expand. It typically goes down or away as it dries out. You should contact you physician if you are concerned but I feel no reason to be alarmed.
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You are probably not washing your scalp / hair properly. If you are having issues, go back to see your doctor
You are probably not washing your scalp / hair properly. If you are having issues, go back to see your doctor. Your doctor can help or instruct you to better wash your hair.
Skin pieces after washing
Usually one sees shedding occur from the 5-8th days and maybe this is what you are seeing, the normal shedding. If you are worried abut something you are seeing, visit your doctor
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