Reddish and pimples after hair transplantation? (Photos)

My head got reddish and sort of pimples after 16 days of hair transplantation. It itches allot before i sleep at night. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 6

Redness and Pimples

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I would see your doctor. It's probably Folluculitis but it could potentially be an infection or maybe just your body's normal healing process. There isn't a way to be certain without the information only your doctor has about your case.


Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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It is best to see your doctor for a follow up examination. Your doctor may want to treat you for the redness and

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It is best to see your doctor for a follow up examination.  Your doctor may want to treat you for the redness and pimples.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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16 Post op redness and pimples

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This case  is normal, as you have healing going on. I usually recommend my patients to use  Antihistaminic  tablets . If the itching and redness is not controlled, it is always a good idea to consult with your surgeon for a recheck in order to be sure if  there is infection or not . 

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Pimples after hair transplant

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Go back to your doctor and have your doctor examine you in case you have an infection which you would want to treat ASAP

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Pimples after hair transplantation

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The redness remains just after surgery and it is "normal" to stay 14 days or more. That pinkish redness/discoloration may fade away in a long time up to 3-4 months . İt depends on your skin color/fitzpatrick classification .(Lighter your color, more red discolored skin after surgery) ....I recommend you to use nothing for that temporary situation .itching is also normal and you can use a simple anti histaminic.

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon

Reddish/Irritation after hair transplant

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It looks like you may possibly have a case of Folliculitus and I would recommend that you follow up with your doctor. This is common and can easily be treated.  

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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