The recipient area requires daily washes to keep the recipient area free of crusts. I generally recommend the use of a sponge and supply my patient with a surgical sponge to fill with soapy water and press on the recipient area daily. By repeating this daily, all crusts can be washed off without any fear of losing grafts. If any crust are present, use a Q tip and dip it into soapy water, and roll it on the crusts and that will lift them off without dislodging them, but never rub them, just roll the Q tip on the recipient crust. I like to see no evidence of any crusting in the recipient area and the crusts from the donor area gone in 7-10 days with daily washing. Now you should NOT pick off the crusts as they will slowly fall off on their own with daily shampooing. Leave the shampoo on your scalp for 10 minutes and then gently rub it with your finger tips once it is water logged. That will get the crusts off without risk to the grafts.
https://baldingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/logo-small-300x62.png 0 0 William Rassman, M.D. https://baldingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/logo-small-300x62.png William Rassman, M.D.2017-10-18 07:36:282017-10-13 07:47:08I am now 2 weeks after a hair transplant and I can't go out in public (photo)