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3,740 Grafts | Dr. Demirsoy - 19 June 2019

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Just noticed a lot of dry scabby-type skin on my scalp, particularly the front section and the bridge behind but it's not limited to there.

Has anyone experienced this and does it mean the grafts may become blocked/damaged/dead by the presence of this layer of dead skin?

Not sure what to do to remove it. I'm already using anti-dandruff shampoo daily etc.

I picked off a few of the dried cells and you can see how the hairs attach. Does this mean I've lost grafts?

 

 

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At 3 months it’s kind of late to still be seeing the scabbing leftover from grafts unless u did no scrubbing at all of your scalp. I have a feeling this might be dandruff or dermatitis that is flared up. I recommend contacting your doctor with more clear pics.

 

in the meantime, try to soak your head under the shower for about 5 minutes to get it moist and softened. Apply shampoo and use the pads of your fingers and gently massage your scalp thoroughly. See if that helps remove some of it.

 

see what your doc says first but there is also a salicylic acid shampoo that specifically is used to remove buildup/scale called tsal by Neutrogena which can be used once a week to help exfoliate the scalp. Run this by ur doc too.

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Just now, jj51702 said:

At 3 months it’s kind of late to still be seeing the scabbing leftover from grafts unless u did no scrubbing at all of your scalp. I have a feeling this might be dandruff or dermatitis that is flared up. I recommend contacting your doctor with more clear pics.

 

in the meantime, try to soak your head under the shower for about 5 minutes to get it moist and softened. Apply shampoo and use the pads of your fingers and gently massage your scalp thoroughly. See if that helps remove some of it.

 

see what your doc says first but there is also a salicylic acid shampoo that specifically is used to remove buildup/scale called tsal by Neutrogena which can be used once a week to help exfoliate the scalp. Run this by ur doc too.

 

It's definitely not scabbing left over from the first 10 days. I definitely removed all scabs. This appears to be a more recent phenomenon, over the past 1-2 weeks perhaps but just when I combed through my hair today I realized the extent of it. Most of it is in the area from which I've already had hair, not necessarily all in transplanted zones. My temples for example do not have it. 

Thanks for those tips I'll keep them in mind and I've already contacted the doc. Just awaiting a reply now. Earlier I loosened up most of the area and removed as many as possible before washing my hair in lukewarm water with anti-dandruff shampoo. It appears to have helped but I'll know over the next few days in case the problem resurfaces. I just hope it won't affect the health of grafts. 

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Week 9 is just a day away, so thought I'd post some photos now whilst I have some time.

Do let me know what you think. I hope that everything is going as well as it should be at this stage!

Regarding the dandruff issue above, I realized that I wasn't washing my hair aggressive enough over the past 2 weeks or so, meaning that dandruff had accumulated. I've been a bit more rigorous and now the problem has more or less resolved.

Any comments on the below are appreciated! I always compare my photos with others at Week 9 and notice they have more hair in the temple zones. I hope mine picks up pace in the coming weeks, though I appreciate things are still early. :)

Week 9 - Front.jpg

 

Week 9 - Right Temple.jpg

Week 9 - Left Temple 2.jpg

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Nah very normal. 9 weeks still in ugly duckling and I wouldn’t expect anything for at least a few more weeks.

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On 8/5/2019 at 9:22 PM, Helios said:

Like others have said, don’t worry about the shedding phase. I lost almost all my transplanted hair during that stage and looked worse off than before the surgery

Did you create a thread to follow?

I'd be interested to see how things worked out during the various phases of shed/growth.

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