Skin pieces at surface after day 5 wash (FUE). Did I ruin grafts? (Photos)
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It's common for the scabs to be falling out within the first two weeks. The fact you experienced no pain or saw any evidence of trauma implies that the grafts are probably fine. I think you'll be okay but it wouldn't hurt to talk to your doctor about it, either. The skin clumps are also probably fine, they could be a sign of dry skin. Try contacting your doctor to see what they say.
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
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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.
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