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FUE 1 week post OP,. HELP is this normal?


#1

Hi all,

I had FUE procedure done one week ago. Everything went well; minimal bleeding/pain. Also, I’ve been following post op procedures. The transplanted hair looks good.

Anyways my concern is the donor site. It appears to have healed. There are not many scabs left and slight redness. Seems normal, but there is dimples all around; left from each extracted graft.

It looks like an orange peel. So as you can assume, I’m quite concerned. This has cause me searching the internet for an answer. Its after hours so I can’t call the Doctor (but i will in the morning). So basically my question is if this is normal? Will this go away or subside?

Thank you.


#2

» Hi all,
»
» I had FUE procedure done one week ago. Everything went well; minimal
» bleeding/pain. Also, I’ve been following post op procedures. The
» transplanted hair looks good.
»
» Anyways my concern is the donor site. It appears to have healed. There
» are not many scabs left and slight redness. Seems normal, but there is
» dimples all around; left from each extracted graft.
»
» It looks like an orange peel. So as you can assume, I’m quite concerned.
» This has cause me searching the internet for an answer. Its after hours so
» I can’t call the Doctor (but i will in the morning). So basically my
» question is if this is normal? Will this go away or subside?
»
» Thank you.

Well, it’s hard to say without seeing it, but you’re probably just seeing the beginnings of secondary intention healing. The little holes are filling in from the bottom up, and it takes time for the tissue at the top to become “on plane” with the surrounding tissue.
At one week, you really cannot make any judgements about the healing. Give it a good 6 weeks and then see where you are. It is not uncommon for people to freak a little bit about their donor regions, because it just looks weird and they have no frame of reference.
BTW, the appearance is more like the surface of a golf ball to me rather than an orange :wink:


#3

» Well, it’s hard to say without seeing it, but you’re probably just seeing
» the beginnings of secondary intention healing. The little holes are
» filling in from the bottom up, and it takes time for the tissue at the top
» to become “on plane” with the surrounding tissue.
» At one week, you really cannot make any judgements about the healing. Give
» it a good 6 weeks and then see where you are. It is not uncommon for people
» to freak a little bit about their donor regions, because it just looks
» weird and they have no frame of reference.
» BTW, the appearance is more like the surface of a golf ball to me rather
» than an orange :wink:

Thanks for the response. You’ve put my mind a bit at ease. I’ll let time pass and see how it goes. Wish me luck.


#4

I also confer with the last poster. Usualyy a little time and you should be ok. It is common of what you are worried about! But it should be ok with time.

Hairtech


#5

Are you able to take a pic of the donor site and show us?

Here are some post op pics of the donor, perhaps you can compare yours to these ones:

9 days post op


#6

» Are you able to take a pic of the donor site and show us?
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» Here are some post op pics of the donor, perhaps you can compare yours to
» these ones:
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» 9 days post op
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Its hard to tell you anything without pics. Who was your doc?