Hi, I had 500 grafts to the temples 12 days ago. I have been washing the recipient area almost every day, and gently dabbing the shampoo on and off but some scabs still formed. I began very gently running my fingers over them when dry (but certainly not pulling them) by about day 7 and noticed some easliy fell out but with small hairs attached. Is this my grafts coming out?
We all worry about losing hair grafts after the surgery and that is the basis of your question. It is an important question; so important that NHI did a major study on the subject and the best answer to this question is for you to read our article on this subject — Graft Anchoring in Hair Transplantation (PDF file).