Scabbing and Crusting After A Hair Transplant

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So scabbing and crusting is very common. After a hair transplant in it's almost universally occurs 24 hours after the procedure. Anytime your body has a trauma, it will create a healing response. And here transplantation is no different in order to implant hair in the scalp, typically a small hook is made in the scalp. Now, as a result of this poke, your body will try to heal itself and in attempt to heal itself. A scab will form. In addition, skin can also clump together with the blood to form crust. This is very common for the after the first 24 hours, while this scabbing can be concerning for patients, we don't recommend patients try to pull the scabs out. And here's why if you try to pull the scabs out, guess what? You can pull out with it. The new thing, implanted hairs, it's better to keep spraying along the hairs that so that the scabs a crust will eventually fall off on their own. At 10 days after the procedure, you can start submerging your head underwater and letting your hair soak. What this will do is eventually it'll gently dislodge those scabs. When they're ready to. Just like a scabbed knee, we'll start the whole process again if you pull that scab off, we don't want your hair and scalp to get further irritated. One way you can treat these scabs is to hydrate your skin with one of our topical medications called Acqua Profondo. Essentially this is going to allow the skin to heal itself faster.