Hi Dr. Rassman,
I don’t believe this question has been addressed anywhere on your site. If I missed it, then my apologies.
I am a female who is 5 months post-op. In the past couple of days, I noticed 2 grafts “stuck” in my scalp in what had formed into a clogged pore. I could feel them when I ran my fingers through my scalp and it was obvious that they were just “there” – dead and not growing.
I gently forced them out and they came out easily. They certainly looked like the hairs I had transplanted. In other words, they were not “new” hair. Each graft had 3 hairs in it.
Is this normal or possible at 5 months post-op?
Was I wrong in pressing these things out of my scalp?
Thanks again, and God Bless you Dr. Rassman.
Some people do not shed the transplanted hairs and they are not the ones that grow. You are OK with what you did. Any hair that you remove will not damage what you have or any prospects of what you might get. Good luck. The new hair should be strong at the 8th month.