Gap between hairs 1 week after hair transplant? (Photo)

As per picture attached, I am noticing gaps between planted hairs and still visible scab after one week of HT of 4000 grafts FUE , Is it normal?

Doctor Answers 3

1 week after transplant

Your post operative care is terrible as the crusts remain caked onto your head. Be sure not to pick these off as you now have to wait until they fall off with twice daily shampooing and leaving the shampoo on your head for 5-10 minutes and gently massaging the crusts until they fall off in the next few weeks. Your doctors should have told you how to wash your hair immediately after the surgery so you would have looked like the picture in the web reference below  You should worry more about your care than any gaps in the grafting at this stage


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Many doctors have different post operative care and recommendations. If you believe you have too much scabbing see your doctor.

Many doctors have different post operative care and recommendations.  If you believe you have too much scabbing see your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Gap between hairs

yes it is normal appearance for one week. You see clusters of scabs and between them transplanted grafts .. all will be normal after you clean all transplant area in 2 weeks.

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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