View Full Version : Hair Transplant Scab Scare

05-12-2010, 06:47 AM
I was stressed and nervous about a personal problem and its been 12 days since my op. I started messing with my scabs with my fingers not nails. Many fell out with hair attached to them and in some cases pink skin was left but that's normal. Some of the scabs weren't gone and are kinda like hanging with red stuff below them I have to pull them really hard if I want to take them out but I haven't. Are these follicles damaged if I leave them partly hanging?

05-12-2010, 01:04 PM
From what I have read, if there was no bleeding the transplanted bulb should still be in the follicle. My surgeon told me to put neosporin or bacitracin on the scab areas an hour before showering. The scabs will fall off very easily.


05-12-2010, 02:11 PM
It is completely normally for the hair shafts to fall out between 2-4 weeks after surgery. Don't worry! Try putting a little Vaseline on the pink areas where the scabs have fallen off, it will help it heal up faster.