Scabbing and Shedding of Grafts After a Hair Transplant
This insightful article was written by forum discussion member “Spex” who is also a showcase for Dr. Feller of Great Neck, NY.
Scabbing and Shedding Grafts
Once the follicular unit grafts are placed into the recipient area, the grafts are held in by fibrin, produced by a chemical reaction in serum when the graft sites are made. Typically, the grafts will become fully secure by the eighth or ninth day. Scabs will begin to form the day after hair transplant surgery. On average, scabs will remain present for up to 10-14 days.
If a scab falls out and there is a hair present in the scab, this is completely normal. As long as blood is not present and tissue does not appear around the hair, it can be assumed that the graft is fine. Once the scabs have completely disappeared, the transplanted hair will be short like a buzz cut. Within the next 2-6 weeks, these transplanted hairs will begin to shed and the recipient area will appear as it was prior to surgery. The grafts are merely in a resting phase and will begin its growth cycle in approximately 3 to 5 months.
The next phase of the hair transplantation process is the most difficult; waiting for your new hair to grow in.
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