After the hair transplant, the patient will have a short post-operative period. At this time, the patient may feel some discomfort, including itching. According to statistics, itching after hair transplant worries almost every patient. In some cases, it is normal and associated with healing processes, while in others it can signal the development of complications. Itching can bother the patient both in the donor area and in the area where the hair was transplanted. Normally, this symptom goes away within the first 1-2 weeks after surgery, but if it persists longer, then the patient should see a doctor.
What is the cause of itching after hair transplant?
The most common and main cause of itching after hair transplant is the healing process, because in the early days skin cells actively produce collagen, which increases sensitivity to external stimuli. In such cases, there is no reason for concern. You need to continue to care for your skin in the ways that the doctor recommended.
Normally, itching after hair transplant lasts about two weeks after surgery. If this symptom persists for a longer time, then its causes may be:
- dry and itchy skin due to improper skin care products;
- allergic reactions to shampoos and cosmetics;
- Infectious complications.
Thus, itching after hair transplant can be associated not only with normal healing processes, but also with various complications or mistakes during the rehabilitation period. Therefore, if the itching does not go away for a long time, the patient should consult a doctor.
How to relieve itching after hair transplant?
Itching after hair transplant is common. However, if the patient wants to avoid severe discomfort, then he should:
- To ask doctor about medications that reduce itching;
- To follow the doctor’s recommendations for post-operative skin care.
- To follow washing schedule and do not use any care products other than those recommended by your doctor.