Scratching early after my hair transplant... Have I ruin everything?
I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure
and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your
Itching is a normal part of healing after your procedure.
Once the transplant has happened, the body glues the new grafts in place.
Aggressive scratching may dislodge the little tiny sprouts of hair. If you did
something to rough, you should have seeing the little transplants in your fingernails.
Otherwise, you should be ok. Losing 100 grafts here and there is not
significant in the big picture of a mega transplant.
Finally, make sure that your doctor is
aware of your process. He should be able to guide you best in your care.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Scratching after hair transplant
The main reasons that scratching is a potential concern are the possible introduction of infection and the actual mechanical destruction of transplanted hairs (grafts).
Infection is rare after hair transplantation and if your hands are clean it would seem unlikely to me that you have raised the risk of infection significantly.
By three days after transplantation the grafts are relatively secure and would require reasonably vigorous scratching to dislodge them. If you didn't actually get bleeding, nor see any obvious grafts come out, it is likely that you have not done any significant damage to your transplant.
I had FUE Neograft Hair Transplant 3 days ago, and woke up gently scratching my head. Have I ruined everything?
If there is no bleeding and hair grafts on your sheets or pillow, I would think you have not harmed the grafts. Try extra hard not to disturb the grafts, although at 3 days they are probably pretty secure. At one week you can do almost anything. No exercising with your head down for 10 days though. Thank you for your question, and best of luck.
This is a good question, and also quite common. From what I have seen from similar cases, you shouldn't have anything to worry about. As long as you didn't see any actual grafts come out, you most likely have not done any damage to the transplant site....and you definitely did not just ruin everything.I always recommend follow-ups with your doctor and make sure to bring this up during your follow-up to just be sure that everything is doing great. I hope this helps.
It seems that you were scratching during your sleep - an unconscious reaction to the irritation or "itching" feeling caused by NeoGraft. If you were gently scratching, then you probably did not ruin the progress of your procedure, however, you may be able to see the extent of the damages on your pillow or on your bed. I suggest you contact your surgeon for a follow-up appointment and follow the recovery guidelines diligently.
Scratching the recipient area
if you just scratched the area without removing any of the grafts with the follicles attached, then there is nothing to worry about.
It is unlikely that you ruined a hair transplant by scratching. It is wise to be cautious, but common sense prevails. It is a good idea to rinse daily and sometimes spraying the itch with water helps. If any concerns check with your doctor.
Thank you for your question. Itching is a normal part of natural healing. You likely did not do any damage if you did not find any grafts laying about. Having said that, losing one or two grafts here and there is fine, and you will likely never know the difference. If you continue to have aggressive itching and any oozing, you should check back with your physician whom performed the procedure, as this may be a sign of infection.
Best of luck.
Scratching your head probably would not "ruin everything". At worst it may dislodge a few grafts.
Scratching your head probably would not "ruin everything". At worst it may dislodge a few grafts. If you are concerned you should follow up with your doctor for a recheck. Every doctor has their own particular way of handling post operative care.
Touching grafts 3 days after surgery
Thank you for your question. I often advise my patients not to touch their head at all for the first two weeks. Scratching your head does risk the possibility that you may grab some of the immature grafts and pull them out. Once they are out, those grafts will not survive. Chances are, however, that you did not remove all your grafts. So whatever grafts are still remaining and visible in the recipient area, should continue to be fine.