How can you remove Scabs after a Hair Transplant?

Hair relocate is a surgery wherein your hair is moved starting with one zone of your scalp then onto the next. The hair is taken out from your scalp's contributor region and embedded in the thinning up top site.

Dr. Deepesh Goyal Updated on 3rd Feb, 21
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remove Scabs after a Hair Transplant

Nowadays, many people are going for hair transplant treatment in Jaipur. It is a permanent procedure for those who have excessive thinning or balding. 

After the treatment, many people visit their hair transplant clinic in Jaipur with a common question “how can they become free from the scabs?”

Do you have the same question as well? 

 

This article will discuss everything you want to know about scabs and how you can remove them. Let us begin with why scabs form on your scalp after a hair transplant.

 

Why do Scabs form on Your Scalp?

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which your hair is transferred from one area of your scalp to another. The hair is removed from your scalp’s donor area and implanted in the balding site.

 

Firstly, let’s discuss what scabs are; your specialist makes small incisions on your scalp at the grafting procedure. It makes scabs to form on your scalp. 

 

These scabs may bother you. However, you do not have to worry; they are a part of your recovery process. The scabs normally fall off in seven to fourteen days. Sometimes scabs do not fall off; so, you can wash your hair to remove them.

 

Yet, it can help if you remember the things mentioned below when dealing with your scabs:

  • Avoid scratching your scalp to get rid of the scabs
  • Avoid touching them for a minimum of a week
  • Avoid touching your scalp and transplanted grafts. It can make your grafts damaged or dislodged 
  • Avoid using your nails to remove the scabs. It may make the transplanted grafts to fall
  • For the first five days following your surgery, spray normal saline water on your scalp

 

Now that you know how scabs form on your scalp, let us discuss how you can take care of your scalp.

 

How to take care of your Scalp after a Hair Transplant?

You will get your first hair wash three days following the surgery. Hence, use mild shampoo only when washing your hair. Shampoo your scalp lightly and rinse using lukewarm water.

 

You can gently massage your scalp after fifteen days. During this time, the follicles are fixed to your scalp. They get adequate blood supply as well.

 

Now that you know how to take care of your scalp let us discuss how you can manage scabs after your hair transplant.

 

What can you do about the Scabs on your Scalp?

We have mentioned some tips below to help you manage your scab condition without damaging your hair follicles. They include:

  • You do not have to remove these scabs; they fall off on their own after drying.
  • Few specialists suggest patients soak their heads in a bathtub. You can utilize baby oil and warm water for it.
  • You should soak your scalp for around forty-five minutes to reduce the scabbing. Gently massage your scalp only if the specialist has recommended a scalp massage.
  • Massaging your scalp reduces the healing time and the scabbing.
  • Avoid using your nails when massaging your scalp. 
  • Avoid picking at your scabs when massaging. The scabs are firmly fixed to the transplanted hair; picking at them can displace your grafts.
  • Avoid touching your scalp for the first four days following the transplant.

 

Few people confuse crusts and scabs. Note that scabs are dried blood, while crusts are dead graft tissue. You can easily remove scabs and crusts using shampoo. 

 

If such scabs and crusts do not fall on their own, then consult your specialist. They will suggest the right medicine and procedure.

 

Avoid trying any home remedies as it may cause infections on your scalp. Along with these, you need to have some precautions following a hair transplant as well:

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking for a minimum of three days following your surgery
  • Avoid vitamin, aspirin, supplements, painkillers, or antibiotics
  • Rest till one week following the treatment
  • Avoid standing or sitting down for long hours; the swelling might spread
  • When sleeping, lie down on your back
  • Avoid the usage of a hairdryer

 

Follow the guidelines your hair transplant specialist has recommended.

 

Scabs occur naturally after a hair transplant. Like other medical treatments, it is a part of your recovery. So, do not worry; Allow the scabs to fall on their own.