3 days after Hair transplant. Is that a normal look so far? (photos)
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That would not be a normal look in general. You should contact your doctor for a follow up visit.
This looks normal
3 days after a hair transplant
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Post op hair wash
Proper hair washing is important if you want to keep your scalp a healthy place for your hair grafts to thrive. The importance of properly doing this is highlighted because this is also essential for a successful recovery. Aside from cleaning the area, it also prevents infection and improves the healing process. By daily washing this redness will pass.
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Does my hair transplant look ok after three days?
Your results look fine so far. You have vertical incisions rather than lateral incisions. Some doctors prefer this because they are easier to place due to a longer incision wound. There is some crusting and increased blood flow to the scalp making it appear red. That's all normal in healthy skin where the circulation is quite good. You should not worry at this point. The density could be a little higher, but lower densities have good yields consistently and you can do more grafts later on if the density is not high enough for you. You should not worry at this point.
The post operative phase can many times cause anxiety as many men aren't familiar with what is normal. From the photo you sent, it appears all at this time looks fine. Hopefully you are washing the recipient area daily as this can greatly improve the healing process. Normally most of the scabs should fall by week two.
3 days post hair transplant
Hello. Congratulations on your hair transplant. The follicles seem fine from your picture, however, you need to gently washing the scabs surrounding the area. Your hair transplant surgeon should have given a post operative care sheet. My post operative advice is the spray the grafts with saline for the first 24 hours as often as possible and after 2 days gently wash away any remaining scabs with a paraben free shampoo by gently pouring a cup of water over the head. If in doubt we get our patients to come into the clinic and wash it for them. As long as you are gentle you will not lose your grafts!
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