Hair implants are the most effective way to treat baldness and restore self-confidence. However, you should be aware of the consequences that may occur after the operation and prepare yourself to deal with it. Redness and inflammation are one of the complications that appear after the hair transplant process.
If you suffer from this complication after hair transplantation, never get stressed and follow your specialist’s recommendations. In this article, we want to investigate the causes and treatment of redness of the scalp after hair transplantation and introduce you to it.
Redness occurs after hair transplant surgery due to hair follicle transplantation and it’s healing process. Hair transplantation involves the extraction of hair follicular units from the back of the head and thicker sections, which are implanted in the form of granules or strip removal by the surgeon in the bald areas. The surgeon makes a small circular incision around the hair follicles with the help of a microneedle. The hair follicles are then pulled out, causing a perforation in the skin. Each unit of the follicle contains one to four hairs. These follicular units are then attached to the bald areas of the patient’s head and after a while become healthy hair follicles.
After hair transplantation, redness and swelling may develop around the scabs in each area. Wounds usually heal very quickly with proper washing and following the specialist’s instructions. It is perfectly normal for the scalp to become red after hair implant surgery. Many people think that this natural complication is a sign of infection after hair transplantation on the scalp, which is not the case. Surgeons believe that it takes between 1-3 weeks for scalp redness to improve in dark people. People with lighter skin tones, on the other hand, may experience redness on the scalp for up to 4-5 weeks, which is why their light skin is not a cause for concern. Normally, redness of the scalp disappears 90% of the time in a standard time game, which we’ll talk more about later.
The duration of complete healing of the scalp varies from patient to patient. Although implanted hair begins to grow after 3 months, small traces of redness on the scalp may persist for a long time.
In some patients, the redness of the skin disappears completely 3 months after the first hair growth. However, in some patients, red marks can remain even after 12 to 18 months. The results of hair transplants will not appear soon and you have to wait a little to become beautiful. Rest assured that the implanted follicles will soon return to their normal course and rid you of baldness.
No. Redness of the scalp after hair transplant surgery is never permanent. However, you should tell your specialist doctor if you still have significant redness after two months, or if your scalp redness suddenly increases, as the implant site may be infected.
Many patients experience itchy skin for weeks or months after surgery. This is perfectly normal and may start 4 to 7 days after surgery as the transplanted follicles begin to heal. Also, itching of the skin may recur after 1 month as new hair begins to grow.
Some instructions will miraculously help improve the redness of your scalp, including reducing inflammation, removing sores and scabs. Following post-hair transplant care will help you recover a lot. Things to consider about redness of the scalp are:
No. They may last for several months, but they are never permanent.
Yes, this is perfectly normal and may start 4 to 7 days after surgery as the transplanted follicles begin to heal.
Yes, redness goes away very quickly with ice packs and cold showers.
Yes, redness of the scalp is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
The recovery time for scalp redness varies from patient to patient and normally takes between 2 to 4 weeks. In some cases, it can take up to 2 to 3 months!
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