June 14 2017, 7:30 am PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
I just had anFUE hair transplant 4 days ago in Thailand by a good surgeon who is a ABHR member also, they advised me to spray the recipient area hourly for 3 days while I was awake, but for some reason I missed that part and for the first 24 hours after surgery I didn’t do any spraying with the spray they gave me, it wasn’t till my follow up the next day when they washed it that they reminded me to spray. I am really worried I could have done damage. Is this likely to have had an effect or should I relax and stop worrying? I know I am not one of your patients but I’d appreciate the info as your website was inviting to ask questions. Thanks and kind Regards Daniel.
An FUE is treated just like a regular hair transplant with regard to the recipient area, but the donor area has open wounds which require daily washing with soap and water. Within 3 days of surgery, you can resume full activities, heavy exercises if you wish. The recipient area requires daily washes as well 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.