For the candidates who want to have their old appearance back with hair transplantation, the process after the operation is crucial. Patients may be worried about various issues in this period. One of these concerns is the dislocation of the transplanted grafts. So, how is the dislodged hair graft detected and what does it look like? What should be done to avoid such a problem?
How to Understand That the Grafts are Dislodged?
One of the most negative things that can be experienced after hair transplantation is the displacement of the transplanted grafts. In such a case, the graft is completely lost and no hair is produced at the related point. Hence, the success rate of the procedure decreases. Due to this fear, some of the patients even experience extreme anxiety.
Falling of the grafts is often confused with shock loss which is expected and considered normal after the surgery. Patients perceive normal loss as follicles being dislodged and become unnecessarily worried. The most important difference between the two things is that when the grafts are dislodged, bleeding occurs at the point where they come out. If there is no bleeding, what you see is not a hair follicle, but a normal loss, however, if the hair follicle is dislodged with bleeding within a few days after hair transplantation, this is a sign that the transplanted grafts cannot hold.
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How Does Graft Loss Occur After Hair Transplantation?
The first 3-day period after hair transplantation is very important in terms of graft loss. The transplanted follicles may be dislodged due to impacts, pulling, and similar situations during this period. In such a case, the most important sign will be bleeding of the relevant area. Since the root at the relevant point disappears after bleeding, hair will no longer grow from there.
What Does a Dislodged Hair Graft Look Like?
The tip of the dislodged hair graft looks like a normal hair strand. The lowest part, that is, the part where the root is, has a thicker and rounder appearance compared to other parts. Half of the graft appears to be folded by a yellowish substance. Light white crusts stand out over the yellowish part. As a result, as can be seen from the photo below, its differences from a normal hair strand can be easily distinguished when examined as a whole.
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Major Reasons for Graft Loss
Graft loss after hair transplantation is the most undesirable thing. The reason is that in this case, the root is completely lost. There are different reasons that cause this situation. The outstanding ones can be listed as follows:
After the operation, small swellings formed on the scalp do not adversely affect the result of the procedure. However, when the swellings start to bleed, the grafts may be dislodged. Therefore, bleeding can directly reduce the success of the procedure. It can also cause loosening of the follicles, their inability to hold their place, and similar adverse effects. Although this is rare, it is still important to be careful.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Scratching the Scalp Severely” color=”peacoc” custom_font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%230895c9″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Anton%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” custom_css_animation=”fadeInDown” use_custom_heading=”true”]After hair transplantation, an itching starts on the scalp as the wounds begin to heal. The itching can sometimes become unbearable. If you can’t help and scratch your scalp, you may cause the transplanted follicles to become dislodged. Therefore, you should be careful not to scratch your scalp and try the alternative methods recommended by your doctor for itching.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Trying to Remove Crusts on the Scalp” color=”peacoc” custom_font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%230895c9″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Anton%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” custom_css_animation=”fadeInDown” use_custom_heading=”true”]After the transplantation, the follicles try to hold on to their new places. In this process, they may stick especially to the crusts. If you try to pull out the crusts before they fall off, you can pull the grafts along with them. Dislodged hair graft will significantly reduce the success rate of the procedure.
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It is necessary to be oversensitive in the first periods after hair transplantation. It should not be forgotten that the results of the procedure depend on what happens during this period as much as the surgery performed. Especially in the first 2 weeks, the follicles will try to hold on to their new places. In this period, all risk factors should be avoided as much as possible. One has to be extremely careful not to experience the problem of dislodged hair grafts.
At Cosmeticium, we help you get the permanent results you want with our experienced and expert surgeons in hair transplantation. Besides, we provide detailed information about the post-operative period and we get through this period together smoothly. You can contact us immediately for more detailed information.
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