Is this a hair follicle or it's just the hair shaft? (photos)
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7 days out: is this a hair or a graft?
Hair falling out following a hair restoration surgery is completely normal. It can start as early as 1 week. However, I don't see a bulb on what's on your palm. What I see, and this is based just on me looking at this picture, seems to be transected graft with 3 hairs. The little part in the middle that's a bit larger is likely dried up dermis, and that's a graft that's not going to make it. The shedding of hairs can continue for about 6 weeks.
In terms of that appear to have no hair, I think I am looking at a lot of scabbing. Following a hair transplant procedure, whether with the ARTAS Robotic Device, or with a linear strip, we have our patients spray down the grafted area with a combination of Lactated Ringers solution infused with Liposomal ATP. This provides energy to the grafts we well as washes away scabbing and crusting. At day 7, the scabbing should be 95% gone. If there is any left, I would coat all the scabbed areas with baby oil, let that sit for a good 20 minutes, and then hop in the shower and wash it out. All of the scabbing should be gone following your shower. I hope this advice helps.
Hair follicle or the shaft
Probably a graft
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