The following response to a question from our Hair Loss Forum and Social Community was written by forum member “Gillenator”:
About 8 days post-hair transplant and I notice the scabs on the recipient area starting to dry out and fall out. I know that you’re not supposed to try to forcibly remove the scabs, but if some are already loose, is it dangerous to try to remove it? Also, I noticed that some scabs which have come out have a small hair stuck to it….is this normal or a bad sign?
What you are dealing with is probably mostly crusts and not scabs. Crusts are the tips of the grafts just above the scalp line and dried out graft tissue.
Most hair restoration physicians will want their patients to start removing them 10-12 days post-op but opinions do vary. Follow your hair transplant surgeons advice and directions.
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