I had a 4200 graft FUT procedure last week. On day 8 post-op, I was instructed to leave a wet face cloth over my head for 45 minutes before gently massaging my scalp with the pads of my fingers. I still had a lot of scabs and dry skin on the scalp that were itchy so later in the day, I made a stupid mistake by continuing to massage the scalp while it was dry. I removed the majority of the scabs but now I’m worried that I may have dislodged/damaged my grafts since my scalp wasn’t wet. I’ve read a lot of conflicting information as to when a graft is considered secure.
I didn’t experience any bleeding and I didn’t pick the scabs with my nails, I just used my finger pads so I’m hoping that I did not compromise my results. Do you think at 8 days post-op I may have caused damage?