5 Comments

  1. Robert
    December 7, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    I just had a hair transplant procedure performed on 12-06-11. I wa given one of those surgical caps to wear on my head to help shield my scalp, but my scalp was still bleeding a little. I went to sleep with the cap on and woke up the next day trying to remove the cap. I could not remove the front part of the cap because the blood had dried up and become stuck to some of the areas where the grafts had been put in. I tried pulling gently on the cap that was stuck to the area where some of my grafts where placed and managed to pull it off but it came off with a good amount of scab and what I believe to be a single hair follicle. Now I am worried that I ruined my hair line and the surgeon may not be able to do anything about it. Is it possible to have another hair follicle out in to replace the one that i accidently removed?

  2. David (TakingThePlunge)
    December 8, 2011 @ 4:27 am

    Robert,

    Of course, applying this type of force to the newly transplanted grafts in the first days after hair transplant surgery is never a good idea. However, if your actions did not induce new bleeding then you probably did not lose a graft but only a hair follicle. It’s perfectly normal for these newly transplanted hair follicles to shed.

    If, in the worst case, you lost a single follicular unit graft in the hairline it is unlikely to negatively impact the final result of your hair restoration surgery. However, I do recommend discussing your concerns with your hair transplant surgeon.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  3. Vince
    February 27, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    I had an hair transplant a week back. The graftcyte pads were applied on top of my head and a a bandage to the sides of my head which had a gel in it. The medical assistant informed me to remove the graftcyte pads after 45 mins after the surgery. But instead of saying “remove only the graftcyte pads” she told me to remove all the blue materials in the head and unfortunately the bandage with the gel was also blue so i pulled it out after just 45 mins. When i went in the next day they were astonished that i had pulled out the bandage and one or two hair folicles were out which were put back in by one of the medical assitants.I also looked at the bandage to see if any follicles were attached to the bandage but did not find any. So my question is what are possibility of me losing some follicles because of my mistake of pulling the bandage out too early and also if i have not lost any can i have weakened them so that i might lose them in the near future? i became paranoid when i went in to get my suture removed today because all the medical assitant remembered that i had removed my bandage and one of them informed me that they all talked about it at length.

  4. Luan
    April 6, 2012 @ 5:36 am

    I had hair transplant about three weeks ago. I started to pick the scabs and alot of hair fall off. Is this normal? How do I know if i damage the graft?

  5. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    April 9, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    Luan,

    By three weeks, your grafts are fully anchored and you really can’t dislodge any permanent hairs. Additionally, the “rule of thumb” for graft dislodging is seeing the presence of blood with a hair falling out (meaning if you don’t see blood when you lose the hair, you probably didn’t lose an implanted graft).

    Altogether, it seems like you’re okay.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

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