Hair transplant. What are these bumps?

Hello, I have a beard transplant surgery 11 days ago. The procedure i went under was FUT. The hairs were taken from back of my head and were implanted to my cheeks, side burns,mostache. I am attaching pics of my face. If you can see it closely there are bumps where hairs were grafted. Looks like a pimple but did not saw any puss. What are they?. Will they go away when hairs will shed? Is it something serious? My doctor prescribed me cicatrix cream for applying. Is it ok. Will they not damage hair grafts?

Doctor Answers 4

Bumps on the beard transplant

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You are concerned and therefore should see your doctor and get his advice. It does look a bit rough but it probably reflects swelling but still go see your doctor and be sure it is ok


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Bumps during the healing phase after beard transplantation

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That might be a sign of infection or skin irritation .YOu should consult your physician for the possible diagnosis.

Bumps and redness is not typical. It can be a sign of infection or some sort of skin reaction. It is best to contact your doct

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Bumps and redness is not typical. It can be a sign of infection or some sort of skin reaction. It is best to contact your doctor for a recheck and follow your doctors recommendations.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Inflammatory response could be infection

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These bumps could be the sign of a infection.  You should return to your doctor and be evaluated.  You may need and antibiotic. 

Ryan Welter, MD
Boston Hair Restoration Surgeon

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