After Hair Transplant, is it OK to Pop or Scratch Pimples on Scalp?

February 11th, 2009

Q: I have read that you can get pimples/ingrown hairs after 3-5 months post op. Is it ok if you pop or scratch these areas?

A: It is common to get small pimples that begin to erupt 2-3 months post-op. These are due to newly growing hairs trying to work their way through the skin. The pimples are transient and should be left to resolve on their own.

If they persist, you should see your doctor. Persistent inflamed pimples can be treated with antibiotics and may occasionally need to be drained.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on February 11th, 2009 at 9:54 am


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