Are these cracks normal? No hairs in them, day 6 post op. (photos)

The cracks have no hairs in them, seem to be too far spaced apart is this normal?

Doctor Answers 5

No Hair In Cracks

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Where did you have this done? Was this done by a doctor that specializes in Hair Restoration Surgery? Looks like a lot of the grafts did not survive and fell out.  You also have dried scabbing blood which possibly means some grafts fell out.  I would recommend you followup with whoever did this procedure ASAP and if they are not a full time Hair Restoration Surgeon to look on the ISHRS website to find one close in your area.

Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Crusting 1 week after a hair transplant

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As the crusts fall off, these 'cracks' will disappear. Never pick at them. Let the crusts fall of naturally. You have a lot more crusting than I like to see, so you now must be patient until they normally fall off with gentle shampooing.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Post op scabs

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I it is not normal. Usually the scabs have a uniform formation.  If you are concerned contact your doctor for advise .

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews


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The photos do not look "normal".  You need to follow up with your doctor for a recheck.  The cracks are not normal.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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It looks like sites of missing hair maybe. I think you should get an in person evaluation with your transplant doctor. Was it a full time restoration doctor?  Was it neograft/artas or fut?  It could be sites scratched out in your sleep or not placed well or just sites healing faster then usual. 

Rashid M. Rashid, PhD, MD
Houston Dermatologist

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