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Can a Hair Transplant Lead to Folliculitis?


Can a Hair Transplant Lead to Folliculitis?

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What is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is inflammation that occurs due to infection of the hair follicles that can cause hair loss. Folliculitis can affect hair follicles on the scalp or in fact anywhere on the body. folliculitis are small spots like acne with small rings of inflammation around the opening of a hair follicle, and causes soreness and itching.

Hair fibers usually are still present in the early stages of folliculitis, but as it progresses hair frequently falls out. Severe folliculitis can cause extreme inflammation that can permanently leave bald spots on the scalp and destroy the hair follicles.

So what does Folliculitis have to do with a hair transplant?

It is common to see Folliculitis occurring after a hair transplant procedure appearing within the first few weeks to about six months of the procedure.

Though few small red spots or redness in and around the transplanted area are normal, but if the complete area is filled with them, it is a cause of concern and the client must see the experts and the doctor right away.

Surgeons extract follicles from the back and sides of the scalp for transplanting during a hair transplant procedure, and place them onto the bald or thinning spots. The grafts or follicle hair may become ingrown hairs, but it is typically only for a short period and clears up itself.

But sometimes the ingrown hair become big bumps with pus, and become scratchy, that’s when they need treatment before they hinder the growth of new follicles, and damage the whole transplant procedure. If that occurs, instant treatment is needed, before the condition worsens.

However, you can treat it and can go for some preventive measures to avoid it. The treatment for folliculitis after a hair transplant procedure includes:

  • Cleaning the infected area with an antibacterial soap or shampoo two to three times a day.
  • The patient should avoid picking, scratching, or trying to remove any kind of crusting with their nails because that will only dislocate the grafts and can cause scarring.
  • Drying it with a clean towel, without rubbing too hard.
  • The patient should not apply any moisturizing products or lotions to the skin, to avoid blocking the pores.
  • The client can also use acne face wash that contains benzoyl peroxide. These will clean the follicles, strip the grease out of the skin and kill bacteria.
  • They should keep the affected area dry and sleep on clean sheets.

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Mild folliculitis after a hair transplant procedure is nothing to worry about; it can easily be taken care of with proper medication. But the important thing is to choose the right doctor for your hair transplant procedure to avoid any severe case of folliculitis. Often surgeons place the graft or follicle hair too deep where they get buried and can cause an infection.

An experienced surgeon of Advanced Hair Studio ensures that proper care is taken during the hair transplant in Dubai so that the chances of an infection are considerably reduced.

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Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS UAE

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Mr. Mones Jbour, Regional Head of Strand-by-Strand CosmeticTM

Mones Jbour stands as a testament to the artistry of hair and beauty. Though his academic roots lie in electrical engineering, his heart has always been captivated by the transformative power of hair. Embracing this passion, he embarked on a journey with Advanced Hair Studio, becoming a luminary in the Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic™ realm—a unique, patented non-surgical hair restoration solution that emphasizes artistry and individual style.

Launching his career in 2002, Mones pursued an in-depth education in hair and beauty. By 2004, his name was synonymous with excellence in the industry. His distinctive artistry earned him the title of 'Top Hairstylist' at the esteemed Yas Island brand in Abu Dhabi. His pursuit of perfection led him to the L'Oréal Academy, where he specialized in color and later took on roles as a trainer and branch manager.

In 2015, Mones brought his unique flair to Advanced Hair Studio. After intensive training at the AHS headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, he quickly ascended to become the regional trainer and technical head for the Middle East and Subcontinent. His dedication to continuous growth and innovation saw him attending numerous workshops and seminars, ensuring that Advanced Hair Studio remained at the forefront of hair artistry and style.

After further refining his expertise in quality control during a 2017 training session at AHS headquarters, Mones embraced roles as QC Manager and Head of Product Development. His ethos? To always push boundaries, refine skills, and remain at the pinnacle of hair replacement artistry.

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