Three days after my FUE hair transplant, my scalp and forehead has really gone oily. Why is this?

Doctor Answers 4

Oily skin after a hair transplant

This is not an issue , no need to worry . In my practice I recommend my patients with an oily skin to wash their hairs twice a day . As mentioned before , by  a good washing the oil will be removed . 

All the best 


Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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3 days after hair transplant

Oily skin on the scalp is not a problem for hair transplant growth. Good washing is critically important and this will remove most of the oils

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Oily Scalp

This is probably because you have been only gently washing your head for the past few days, allowing oil to build up. Nothing inherently wrong with this, just make sure it doesn't get too out of hand and that you are washing sufficiently to keep your grafts clean and are softening+removing the scabs over time. If your scalp is naturally oily this is okay, if your scalp isn't it may be a sign of insufficient washing.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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If your scalp is oily after surgery and you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor. Otherwise there is no way to tell

If your scalp is oily after surgery and you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor. Otherwise there is no way to tell.  Perhaps you have oily scalp and you are not washing well.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

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