What To Do For Pimples And Acne Scars After Hair Transplant?

What to do for Pimples and Acne Scars after Hair transplant

What To Do For Pimples And Acne Scars After Hair Transplant? As much as deciding to have a hair transplant, taking care of the operated area after it is important. If you do not care, you may encounter some complications and side effects. So, how you should take care of the operated area in the postoperative period?

Side Effects and Complications Involved in a Hair transplant

Having a hair transplant is most of the time safe. However, as it is a surgical procedure, some complications may occur. Also, some patients’ bodies may react differently to the situation. Here are some issues you may encounter:


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  • Infections
  • Allergic reactions against the anesthetic
  • Crust forming around the operated area
  • Constant pain, bruising, and swelling
  • Folliculitis
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness on the operated area
  • Transplanted hair’s looking artificial
  • Hair loss

Most of those issues can be solved easily by our experienced specialists. You should be careful about the operated area after the transplant. You should protect your head from sun and heat exposure. If you need to touch your head, you should always clean your hands before it. Also, if you notice anything is going wrong, you should contact your specialist. You can contact our team on Whatsapp or through video chat anytime. You should not interfere with the situation yourself so as not to worsen the situation.


After two days of having a hair transplant, you can start washing your hair with a shampoo. You should be careful though. When washing your hair, you should be gentle. Also, you should not get directly under the showerhead. The power of the flowing water may harm the operated area. A good technique for washing your newly-transplanted hair is tilting your head. When you are washing the back of your scalp, you tilt your head forward. So, the shampoo foam and water gently flow over the operated area. Rather than applying direct force to the recipient area, you can try this technique. In 1-2 weeks, you can wash your hair as you used to do before the transplant. 


After having a hair transplant, you may feel numbness on your scalp. Do not worry, that is a totally normal situation. Patients experience that due to the harvest of the follicles from the nerve endings. If you take care of the operated area well, there will not be any problem. The numbness will pass in a few weeks by itself.

Hair Care

You should avoid combing or brushing your hair at least seven days after the hair transplant. After seven days, you can gently comb your non-transplanted hair. Try not to touch your scalp with the comb when you are combing. You should take your time for a few weeks before you brush your new hair.

After two weeks of having a hair transplant, you can use hair sprays and gels. However, you should wash them off before going to bed.


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Issues Related to a Hair transplant

After a hair transplant, you will have sutures on your scalp if you had a FUT. In some cases, the sutures may bleed. You can use a cold press to stop bleeding. Also, it will help to ease the pain in the area. However, you should wrap the cold package with some cloth or anything else. If the bleeding does not stop in 15 minutes, you should see a doctor.

Some patients may feel stretching on their scalp after a hair transplant. It is an expected and normal situation. You can contact your specialist and explain the situation. He/she will prescribe the necessary medication and tell you what to do. Also, the usage of some bio-oil may help to reduce the discomfort.

On the area, where the hair is transplanted, some crusts may appear. Those are caused by the small incisions made during the hair transplant procedure. You should not peel them off with your nails or something. While washing your hair with shampoo, some of them may fall off by themselves. Normally they pass in two weeks, so that will not be a big problem. Pimple After Hair Transplantation 

Other Things to Keep in Mind about Hair transplants

Aftercare for a hair transplant is too important. If you do something wrong, you may cause the healing process to slow down. Or you might cause some complications. So, in order to avoid situations like that, you should strictly follow your specialist’s instructions. After having a hair transplant, your hair may not grow as fast as you expect. It may take a few months to grow. Also, you may lose more hair. This issue is called a ‘shock loss’ and is a temporary situation. You will see the final results after 6-12 months. You need to be patient. Do not rush deciding that the transplant was unsuccessful and disappoint yourself.

After the transplant, as the hair loss is a continuous issue, you may need additional operations. Those may be necessary to thicken the areas or cover more balded spots. You can have a hair transplant as long as you have hair to transplant. Does Hair Transplant Hurt?

How to Deal with Pimples and Acne?

After the hair transplant procedure, redness, swelling, and tenderness can occur. Sometimes, pimples may appear on the recipient area. The reasons for these pimples to occur are the immune system’s reaction, infections, sun exposure, or a transplanted hair’s growing under the skin. The pimples are mostly red. Sometimes they may appear with a white spot on them. And rarely, black pimples may occur. In order to avoid pimples, you should use the right shampoo. You should only use the medicines that the specialist prescribed. Also, you should not use greasy products and avoid sun and dust exposure.

The pimples caused by a hair transplant generally go off themselves in time. However, if you want to get rid of them immediately, there are a few things you can do. If the pimple has a white spot on it, you can use a needle to pop it. You should be careful though. So as not to cause any infection, you have to sterilize the needle first. If there is a red pimple-like bump on the recipient area, you can use a hot compress. You can apply the compress a few times a day. What To Do For Pimples And Acne Scars After Hair Transplant?