Hi Dr. Epstein:
Seven days after my frontal hair transplant there were a few scabs left on my forehead, so I tried to extricate them gingerly with a comb. When I removed two of the scabs, a tiny, noticeable drop of blood–which seemed smaller than a pin head–formed. Now the area where those two scabs were is pinkish in color. Is seven days after surgery enough time to remove these scabs without endangering/losing the hair grafts?
Thank you, Dr. and have a nice day.
While these are questions you should normally ask of your surgeon, I will provide you with my recommendations.
It is normal for there to occasionally be a bit of bleeding when a crust falls off. However, I suggest that you stop rubbing them for 3 days, then restart at that time.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS