How would I know if my grafts dislodged?
Doctor Answers 4
It is normal for hairs to be shed by the end of the first month, along with scabs and crust during that period as well. As long as there has been no trauma to the head, bleeding, or picking at the scabs, you shouldn't worry about grafts dislodging. If you are still concerned you can always ask your doctor.
If you are not sure about the post operative care and what to expect it is best to see your doctor for a recheck.
Shedding of the new hairs
We recommend our patients from day 10 to wash and massage the scalp with shampoo with the weight of the fingers using fingertips in a circular motion to break down any crusts and scabs . Doing this during your hair wash will really speed up the healing process and break down all the crusts and scabs.
Most of the patients are scared to massage but it really needs to be done . If there is no bleeding where the graft came from ,it means every thing is under control and they are safe.
To feel better you may consult with your surgeon for his specific advice regarding washing
All the best
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