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When Can I Expect the Scabs to Be Gone After a Hair Transplant

scabs after hair transplantQ:

Dr. Mohebi,

From some of the hair transplant before and after photos I have seen from various clinic sites it looks like scabbing lasts up to 14 days. I only state this because you and I discussed not needing more than 4 to 6 days max for preliminary recovery from hair transplant surgery. I just want to make sure that I am allowing enough time as I work in a very high profile visible atmosphere.

A:

In some instances, the scabbing after a hair transplantation may stay for periods of up to two weeks or more if left alone. However, Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration provides thorough directions on how to wash and treat your hair the day after surgery. We also provide the utensils you will need to do so, such as the proper sponge and shampoo. If washed and maintained properly, you can expect all scabs to be gone in about five to seven days. After about day five or so, it is important to be a bit more aggressive while washing your hair in order to effectively remove the scabs. This will all be discussed further in your post-operative evaluation the day after the procedure.