I’m planning on having hair transplant surgery this year but am concerned about post-operative itching in the scalp, which I understand it to be expected. Can betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% cream be applied to the scalp to control itching post-operatively?
Talk to your surgeon about how he/she best treats post-operative issues (including itching). What you are asking about is a steroid that can be used on a limited basis, but your doctor will want to know what he/she is treating.
There’s a lot of other things that could go wrong with the surgery that I’d think most patients would by concerned about before even thinking about the itching. You’re about 20 steps ahead of yourself. Many men do not have excessive itching, and the use of good conditioners can keep the scalp moist enough to avoid it.