Pimples (Blisters, Cysts) Of The Scalp
2-3 months following hair transplantation, in rare instances, small, swollen pimple-like sacs (cysts) might appear around the hair follicles. This process can easily be mistaken with an infection, although it is natural. In most cases, blisters open by themselves and disappear after a few days without medication.
It is possible that after the hair transplantation, or with the growing of the implanted hair, an itchy sensation occurs in the implanted area and/or the donor area, which is part of the healing process, so there is no need to be worried. Dryness of the scalp might also promote itching. Scratching is prohibited, because this leads to the loss of the implanted hairs. Instead, we recommend using baby oil to relieve the symptoms.
Redness Of The Scalp
Congestion, redness of the scalp might occur at the implanted area, which fades over time and disappears by itself. This congestion is natural after such an intervention, so please do not worry.
Numbness might occur in the scalp around the implanted area. This numbness is however transitional and goes away within 6-8 weeks in most of the cases. In rare occasions numbness might last for a couple of months.
If the donor area becomes congested, swollen and sensitive, this might indicate infection. Fever or subfebrility might also be indicative of inflammation. If these symptoms occur, contact our clinic, and we will assist you.
Crusts continuously fall off within a week or two after the surgery. It is important not to poke or rub these crusts. Following the instructions after surgery greatly reduces the chances of crust formation.
Combing Of The Hair
Do not comb or brush your hair in the implanted area for 7 days after the operation. After this period, you might gently start combing your hair at the non-implanted areas, but it is very important not to touch, comb or brush the implanted areas even then. You can comb the donor area as soon as you wish, but avoid touching the skin.
It is best to relax on the day after the surgery. If possible, spend this day at your home or in a calm environment relaxing. Focus on the given instructions and the regular showering of your head as described above. After this, you might gradually strain yourself and after 3 weeks you can fully return to your daily routine.
For 3 weeks every sport, swimming, solarium and sauna is prohibited!
Do not expose the implanted area to direct sunlight for a month after the surgery. Even then it is necessary to avoid sunburn, thus we recommend the use of suntan oils of at least 15 factors. It is recommended to use a hat that protects from the sun, but besides is well ventilated and prevents the sweating of the scalp.