I underwent Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant surgery 3 months ago. This weekend, I made the mistake of letting a friend “buzz” my head. He was very rough with the clippers, and I’m concerned he damaged my newly implanted grafts. Can a rough haircut 3 months after surgery damage the follicular unit grafts?
A rough hair cut 3 months after placement would not affect the grafts. It might make the scalp red or slightly swollen, but won’t hurt the grafts underneath. Most of the grafts should shed by this point, and you’ll probably start seeing some very fine new hairs growing back. This is another sign that the grafts are permanent and won’t be harmed by “rough” haircuts.
We do recommend running these issues by your hair transplant surgeon. Most clinics have well-defined post-operative instructions, and may provide better information about activities that could damage grafts in the post-operative period.
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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