Scalp Pimples – One of the Side Effects of a Hair Transplant
Updated on Wednesday 02nd November 2016
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Scalp pimples, medically referred to as folliculitis, are possible side effects of a hair transplant operation. They are though, against appearances, a good sign as they show that hair growth is taking place under the scalp skin. When the pimples burst, the hair follicle might fall which is very normal. The loss on hair in that particular place is not permanent though, as the shed follicles grow back in three to four months’ time together with the other hair follicles which were transplanted on the recipient site after a hair transplant in Turkey.
Treatment options for scalp pimples after a Turkey hair transplant
Scalp pimples after a hair transplant have specific treatments. If the pimple presents a white head on the lesion, the patient can use a sterilized needle or a pin to thrust a small incision on the lesion and gently remove the pus or exudate.
A lot of times, there is only a soft, red bump which does not have a head on the lesion. For this kind of scalp pimples occurring after a hair restoration, our hair transplant physicians in Turkey recommend that the patient places a hot compress on that area a few times during the day until the lesion becomes smaller and disappears and/or it transforms into a lesion which resembles more with a pimple, at which point the first measure can be utilized to treat it.
Avoiding this type of side effect after a hair transplant is quite difficult and there is no method of determining whether a patient will develop folliculitis or not. Patients are advised to maintain a very clean scalp to avoid scalp pimples after a hair restoration.
Reasons for folliculitis after a hair transplant in Turkey
After a hair transplant in Istanbul, when the new transplanted hair starts to grow, the hair structures are recreated by the body to complete the newly growing organ of the hair. The sebaceous gland, which is an extremely small, oil producing gland connected to the hair follicle under the surface of the skin, could in many cases survive after a hair transplantation. If this is the case, the gland will continue to put out sebum. The sebum is then pumped out through the pore of the skin where the hair went out from.
If the scalp pimples after a hair transplant persist, speak to the surgeon who undertook the operation and let him or her determine the exact cause of it. If that is your case, we invite you to contact our hair transplant clinic in Turkey.