After a hair transplant intervention, the appearance of a shell scalp is not uncommon. Most patients get restless regarding this subject, and that’s why it’s important to understand what causes the scabs and in which way these affect the new follicles.
Causes of scabs after hair transplant surgery
After you undergo a hair transplant procedure, there will be some liquid in your scalp. The edema causes the presence of this liquid. After trauma, yellow fluids accumulate in the traumatized area, and this happens all the time, not only in the case of a hair transplant procedure. The liquid that accumulates in the damaged area is lymph, and it’s basically the organism’s response to the traumatic event. This is what happens with your scalp as well after surgery, and the edema protects the scalp. It will take a few days for the fluid to be evacuated from the scalp and this is the main reason for which you will notice dryness and the forming of crusts on your scalp. Don’t worry because this is nothing but dead skin.
You may also see dry blood stains on your scalp and these are also normal.
Treating the scabs and removing the crusts
The scalp should be clear of all the crusts, and you have to take great care of it after ten days when these crusts usually appear. First of all, the scabs can be removed through gentle massaging of the scalp. You have to massage your head with your fingertips. You will usually receive a solution from your doctor after the hair implantation procedure, and you will have to apply it on the crusts according to the doctor’s advice. This will moisten the area, and it will make the scabs easier to remove. While you’re massaging the scalp, you have to be careful not to scratch the blood stains because there is where the newly transplanted follicles are, and you might move them.
After finishing with the massage, you can wash your head with a special shampoo recommended by your doctor using warm water. You will have to repeat the whole process every day until you see that the area of the scalp is nice and clean.
Taking good care of your scalp after the hair transplant surgery is essential because these crusts are blocking the pores and they won’t let the skin breather properly. You will be advised more accurately regarding the cleaning process by your doctor following your hair transplant in Turkey.
What about the donor area?
The donor area will be affected by this sort of crusts as well, and of course, you will have to take care of this area as well in order to remove the scabs and let the skin breathe correctly. This is extremely important to avoid inflammation and potential infections.
As you can see, scabs after a hair transplant procedure are a common step of the healing process, and if you follow your doctor’s recommendations correctly, you will heal flawlessly and you’ll be able to enjoy new hair growth as soon as possible. Good luck!