FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is probably the most performed hair transplantation procedure in the industry. The prices are cheap, the procedures are high-quality and the results are so natural and perfect. However, even a perfect hair transplant procedure like FUE has its own side effects. For example, scars are almost inevitable when it comes to getting an FUE procedure. FUE scar healing can be a hardship after the surgery and may require extra care during the post-FUE period.
During a standard hair transplantation procedure like FUE, microchannels opened for the plantation of the extracted hair follicles. Each hair follicle is planted on a microchannel manually.
Since every microchannel is opened with force, they’re all considered wounds that are supposed to heal during the recovery. Scars on these microchannels are inevitable, and some will even have scabs on them.
The early days of recovery will end when the scabs on the microchannels start falling. Some scabs may be bigger than others and some may not fall by themselves. No matter what happens and no matter how long they keep staying there, you should not try to remove them on your own.
Using your fingers, rather your nails to remove the scabs over your hair transplantation area may result in terrible consequences. Your hands and fingers have germs and microorganisms which can not be seen with naked eye. You would not want to risk your wounded hair follicles by exposing them to such harmful microorganisms.
If you want to recover from the hair transplantation wounds faster, you should take care of your scalp so good. Don’t expose it to sunlight, or water during the 3-4 days of the early recovery. You need to consume fresh fruits, vegetables and grains which can be helpful to the tissue reconstruction on your scalp.