Redness After Hair Transplant

Redness After Hair Transplant

Updated at Aug 10, 2022
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Redness and swelling after hair transplant are frequent. It usually goes away on its own, but in certain circumstances, treatment may be required. Both the skin and the scabs that grow around the transplanted grafts are red. So, it is natural to experience some redness after the procedure. No need to be alarmed because there will be some complications after the surgery, such as itching after hair transplant, but they do not necessarily are signs of a serious problem.

What Is Redness After the Hair Transplant?

After your hair transplant, the red color of your skin may be noticed in the donor and the recipient areas. This redness is common during the healing process. Because surgery requires small incisions into your skin, these wounds will begin to heal. The problem might occur due to problems in hair washing after hair transplant. If you use hot water to wash your hair, the redness might get so much worse.

How Long Does the Redness Last?

Many people may notice that their redness has disappeared within two weeks. The redness on your scalp should fade as the wounds on your scalp heals. The majority of hair transplants recover around 7 days after hair transplant. This healing process, however, might take longer in certain massive hair transplant cases. But the longest it might last is for a month.

Will the Redness Affect My Transplant’s Success?

Redness after the transplant typically should not interfere with your transplant. However, in rare circumstances, redness is not caused by natural healing, and you should consult with your surgeon to monitor your progress. Here are the most common reasons for redness other than natural processes:

  • Folliculitis Folliculitis may appear as little red pimples growing around each hair. It can be irritating and uncomfortable. This is a pretty typical problem following a hair transplant. A bacterial infection might be the source of the problem. You may leave it alone, and it will cure itself over time. However, we encourage you to see your surgeon and get it carefully examined.

  • Cysts Cysts are tiny, round sacks that develop beneath the skin's surface. They can arise in either the donor or recipient region of the scalp. They might occur due to a wide range of factors, including grafts that are not adequately removed from the donor region or implanted. Cysts can be identified when they turn red and become painful. Please consult your surgeon if you believe you have cysts. Cysts are typically cured with antibiotics.

If you experience any complications after the surgery, consult your doctor at Asmed clinic to make sure there is no problem with your healing process. Our medical staff will make sure you get all the attention you need throughout your recovery period. So, if you have any questions or problems regarding FUE hair transplants, contact us. For online consultation, reach out to the Asmed team!

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