After Hair Transplant, What are White Specks on Scalp?

September 26th, 2007

Q: After the day of the procedure, I could see what appeared as white specks on top of my scalp. Some are sticking out above the scalp more than others. I was wondering if the entire follicular unit should be at the level of the scalp. Is it normal for some part of it to be above the scalp? (I did not receive the procedure from you.)

A: It is normal for the grafts to be a little elevated and you should expect them to flatten as they heal.

The effect may be exaggerated in the shower as the grafts become hydrated, but they should settle down soon after you dry off.

As long as the grafts were no larger than follicular units and the graft sites no larger than the size of a 19g needle, there should be no permanent marks.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on September 26th, 2007 at 9:39 am


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