This question, asked by a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by “California” – a clinic representative for recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Tejinder Bhatti:
What’s the usual time for the scabs to come off after hair transplant surgery? I am 8days post op and I still see most of the crusts being very stubborn and not coming off. I am being very careful not touching them at this moment but I wanted to know usually how long before all or most of the crusts come off?
Most, if not all of the crusts should come off by the 15 day after hair restoration surgery. After that, you will have your transplanted hair to enjoy for a little while longer and then most of that will start shedding.
You will probably lose most of the transplanted grafts starting from the 30 day mark. Then the “waiting” period for new hair growth starts.
North America Representative and Patient Advisor for: Dr. Tejinder Bhatti
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