This “public service announcement” and subsequent video are provided by Jotronic, a senior member at our Hair loss Discussion Forums and Social Community and consultant to Coalition hair transplant surgeons Drs. Jerry Wong and Victor Hasson:
The patient arrived in search of repair solutions and stated, as well as showed, that the growth rate was quite poor. While looking through his scalp we noticed many dark spots that resembled “blackheads”. These areas turned out to be concentrations of concealer (the type used in traditional makeup) that had clogged the pores of the scalp and resulted in a persistent low-grade infection.
This ocurred even though the patient stated that he washed his hair daily. It is believed that this stunted the growth of the grafts thus resulting in a poor result. This is not the first time we’ve seen this issue and while the evidence is still anectdotal it further reinforeces our view that concealer should not be used after a procedure. Note that when I mention “concealer” I am referring to makeup style applications, not sprinkle applications such as Toppik.
To follow this ongoing topic and review the accompanying video (which presents the concealer concentration issues), click here: PSA – Use of Concealers and Possible Complications.
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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