Crusting and Inflammation After Hair Transplantation

After hair transplantation, crusting and inflammation can be seen on the scalp.  Inflammation after hair transplantation can cause your newly transplanted hair to fall out.  In addition, crusting is observed during the healing process of the incision areas after hair transplant surgery.  It is normal to have crusting on the skin after hair transplant surgery, but it is very important to get rid of the crusts without damaging your scalp and the grafted new hair follicles.

What Causes Crusting After Hair Transplantation?

Crusting after hair transplantation acts as a protection for the healing of the injured tissue.  The crusting process marks the beginning of healing.  In order to protect any part of the body against an injury, blood cells called platelets clot to stop bleeding and keep away any microbes that may cause infection on the injured area.  In hair transplant surgery, small incisions are made to form micro channels on the recipient area to plant the hair follicles taken from the donor area.  It is normal for crusts to form on your scalp after hair transplantation.  The crusting that forms on your scalp protects the wounds against germs and bacteria by covering the cuts like a band-aid.

How Can Inflammation Be Prevented After Hair Transplantation?

Thanks to the development of technology day by day and surgical techniques closely following the technology, the risk of infection after hair transplant operation is very low.  According to the studies, excessive bleeding and inflammation can be observed in only 1.3% of the patients in the complications that may occur after the hair transplant operation.  One of the common causes of inflammation after hair transplantation is that the donor area or the transplanted area is not clean.  Inflammation will adversely affect the general appearance of your hairline, which you have regained with hair transplantation, and may require a hair transplant operation to regain its old appearance.  The risk of infection after hair transplantation can be eliminated with the help of antibiotics and appropriate post-operative care.  Being careful in the post-operative hair washing process will be of great benefit in eliminating the risk of infection.