I vigorously rubbed (with frictional moves) the transplanted area 3 weeks post op (Photo)
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Doctor Answers 5
Not sure why you rubbed the transplanted area. Typically the grafts are secure in the recipient area and shed the transplanted hairs by this time. It is impossible to tell if the grafts were damaged with the rubbing, you will have to wait and see what grows in the next few months. It appears from the photos that the redness is from the rubbing, but this should resolve rather quickly. If it does not, see the hair transplant surgeon who performed your procedure to rule out an infection.
Rubbing vigorously 3 weeks after HT
Well, what's done is done. I would have recommended shampooing the scabs off. We now just need to wait and see what grows. The redness is related to the friction of the rubbing. Good luck
All the best,
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD
rubbing vigorously after a hair transplant is not a good idea. The remaining natural hairs can be pulled out easily as they are fragile as well as any grafts that are not secure
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It would be unlikely that rubbing your scalp after three weeks would harm your transplanted hair grafts. If you are concerned it is best to contact your doctor.
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