Hi Dr. Rassman:
I had a pimple in my recipient area (I am 5.5 weeks post op) that I accidentally popped while washing and it drew a little blood. Am I in danger at this stage of losing a graft and will this affect the growth in that area?
Thanks as always
Pimples (follicular cysts) do occur after a hair transplant. They most often reflect remnants of hair that is left behind at that site. The body tries to expel those remnants and these are what people call ‘pimples’. Warm soaks are generally the best treatment. Be careful that you do not have a ‘folliculitis’ (an infection of many hair follicles) that may require medical attention.