Thu 19 Mar 2009
This hair loss question was answered by Dr. Robert True of New York, NY who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. His professional answer is below.
I’m getting pimples on my scalp 2 months after hair transplant surgery. Why is this happening? Is this a sign of an infection?
As new hairs begin to emerge a few months after the hair restoration procedure, either in the area of the scalp that has been transplanted or adjacent to the donor incision, isolated pimples may occur.
These pimples are self resolving and should be left alone. However, if you experience many happening simultaneously, it is best to see the doctor for a follow-up evaluation. These pimples are surface irritation as the hair emerges and only rarely represent ingrown hairs. The areas fully resolve and do not affect hair growth of transplanted hair in the area.
Dr. Robert True
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