Today I will discuss the scabs that form on the transplanted grafts immediately after the Hair Transplant procedure. Typically the crusts around the transplanted grafts form overnight. In my typical treatment I place a thin layer of antibiotic ointment on the grafts immediately post procedure. I also give all of my patients a copper peptide containing solution that I have formulated and call “Heal Spray”. I instruct my patients to spray on the grafts every 3-4 hours for the first 3-5 days. I have found that the copper peptide solution serves not only to keep the grafts moist, but it also loosens the crusts sooner and allows for quicker healing time and shedding of all the scabs. I also give my patients a special shampoo I have formulated called “Thicken” that contains a number of follicle thickening agents as well as coltar, which is used to treat a variety of different forms of inflammation and seems to calm the scalp down and reduce inflammatory properties that can cause scalp irritation. I encourage my patients to wash their hair with the Thicken shampoo beginning day 1 after their procedure by mixing a small amount of shampoo and water in a bowl and pouring it over the head. The Heal spray combined with the Thicken shampoo tends to get rid of most of the crusts around the transplanted follicles in 5-7 days which allows for a quicker return to normal appearance and a better growth potential of the grafts.
All the best,
Marc Dauer, M.D.