Question: I recently had a hair transplant surgery in a US clinic 4 weeks back. Strip method was used, and the transplant involved about 2000 grafts. The donor strip was taken from the back of my head. While the donor scar has healed on the ends, the middle part has not yet healed and is still wet. Is this part of normal healing, or could it an infection? Your suggestion will be much appreciated. Thanks.
Answer: The healing process in this type of injuries is faster in the edge of the scar then in the middle. The humidity is not necessarily a sign of infection. It is important to consult with your surgeon to verify the nature of this humidity.
If it is a matter of a liquid with transparent color and without smell, probably this is a matter of the exit of the content of a seroma that can appear in any injury. If itʼs bloody, then it might be a hematoma. If the liquid has a purulent aspect then it’s important to cultivate it and immediately treat the infection.
Fortunately infections in the scalp are extremely rare and are easy to treat. You should consult your surgeon that will evaluate your situation and will guide you about how to proceed. In most cases it might be a natural healing process, in rare cases it might be a local infection.
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