Did I damage any grafts? (Photos)

It's been about two months since my FUT and earlier today my younger sister accidently scratched my head and caused me two bleed a little I checked and they're minor cuts (two) I'm worried that I might have lost or damage a few grafts does anyone know if it's possible after two months to lose hair grafts in this manner? Oh and another question while I'm at it is it okay to wash my hair everyday with baby shampoo I'm really active so I tend to sweat a lot during the day..

Doctor Answers 12

No damage

At this point, your grafts are indestructible! They are a part of you.  Treat your hair like normal hair. As for shampoo, use whatever you like -- you won't hurt anything.  Good luck!

Columbus Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Trauma at 2 months

By 2 months everything is stable and you really can not do damage to the transplanted hair in the recipient site, don't worry

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Accident after FUE

Two months post op means that your grafts are no different than your normal hair now. Those cuts are very minor, so if they wouldn't affect your normal hair they won't affect your grafts. Generally speaking you would have to have some serious trauma to destroy them.

Sean Behnam, MD
Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Scratching your head two months after surgery will not damage your grafts.

Scratching your head two months after surgery will not damage your grafts.  If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor for an examination.

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

Did I damage any grafts ?

The grafts should be permanent and secure  at 10 days post op. It is not that easy to damage them by now . You can use baby shampoo and wash twice a day .All the best

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Did I damage any grafts?

Thank you for your question. Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them. When the capacity of the body to restore the hair loss is beaten by the excessive hair loss then we can name this situation something that should be treated, To obtain alive hair follicles implanted in higher rates, the latest technique being used is not the only manner, it is also affected by compliance of implantation area that we found a better way to improve as a result of our researches, The Organic Hair Transplantation. By this new and unique Organic Hair Transplantation Technique, before the extraction and implantation processes; we regenerate the implantation area with injection of stem cell enriched fat tissue. Regeneration of cells in target area before FUE transplantation with the support of stromal stem cells results in higher rate of alive thicker hair follicles

Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

2 months post op

superficial scratches at this point in time will not damage your transplant. keep the area clean and dry until the scratches are fully healed to minimize the chance of infection, but the grafts are secure. 

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician


Thank you for your question. The 2 month post procedural point is a safe mark for you to begin resuming normal activities. You should wash your hair everyday with the baby shampoo. Please follow the recovery instructions as provided by your board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 117 reviews

Worrying about damaging transplant 2 months after


At the 2 month mark after a hair transplant it is really incorporated well into the scalp. At this stage it is not easy to damage the transplant. Use normal care of your hair with any shampoo that you like, Johnson's baby shampoo is a good choice. 

All the best,

Bernardino A. Arocha, MD

Bernardino Arocha, MD, FISHRS
Houston Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

No damage at this stage

At this stage you don't have to worry about treating your transplanted hair in any way that is different then you would treat your normal hair. You can scratch your head and wash/cut/shave/color your hair however you wish. 

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 148 reviews

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