- May 5, 2017
- Posted by: dr.diaa
- Category: hair restoration
In the normal state of the scalp, the phenomenon of regeneration and scaling of cells in the superficial part of the tissue that leads to the separation of cells and their division in the process is not visible to the naked eye. Nevertheless, the dysfunction of these cells occurs when the production of base cells under the skin of the scalp increases. As well, this dysfunction increase the surface cells and accelerating the process of peeling these cells. We can call this production, the formation of hair transplant scabs.
The number of cells and the way they are produced and grown are limited. The naked eye cannot see the surface of the scalp because of this process. After the increasing of these cells because of hair transplantation, which is a very natural process due to the efficiency of the hair transplant, the scaling will increase to prepare the scalp to receive the new cells.
What is the content of the crusts that spread on the scalp after hair transplant?
The cortex consists of clusters of cells that the scalp produce in its lower layer. By increasing the cell productivity, it accelerates and rises to the upper layer of the scalp, not taking its natural rise. As a result, an accumulation of cells or so-called dandruff occurs. The person who performed the hair transplant should not overlook that it is normal for these cells to accumulate and to form the crust. Hair transplant my cause increasing case of productivity of the cells. This increase is a result of the action of the immune system to keep the scalp safe.
Types of cortex formed after hair transplantation:
There is a clear difference between the white crust and white bran, which is a result of scalp dryness. The other type of crusts is that responsible for increasing seasonally by climatic changes. The crust formed by the cell conglomeration and the excess fatty secretions. It makes the crusts that will enter the phase of removal naturally accumulate together forming the so-called Fatty bran. Therefore, there are two types of cortex on the scalp:
1 – White bran: the natural white crust caused by dry scalp and caused by seasonal climate changes.
2 – Fatty bran: the oily substance formed by the increase in cell productivity. Its location is in the lower layer of the scalp after the process of hair transplantation.
Causes of oily crust & hair transplant scabs
Some of the flora that feeds on the scalp tissue may be one of the causes of cortex, as well as some natural factors. These factors related to the nervous system and digestive system. There is no doubt that overgrowth of the sebaceous glands is one of the reasons that cannot be overlooked. In the normal state, the secretion of fatty substances 92% – 100% fat, squalene, triglyceride and wax lipids is useful. They work to maintain the softness and thinness of the scalp and provide protective cover.
After increased secretion of the sebaceous glands, the fat escapes into the hair. It forms corneal cells that, increase the scaly scalp. The heavy secretion of fatty substances causing hair transplant scabs due to hormonal and genetic reasons as well. Where the receptors of fatty substances have great efficiency and susceptibility. These receptors stimulate the absorption of androgen and hydro testosterone. They are in turn stimulates the biosynthesis of fat.
Removing scabs after hair transplant
Specialized studies in the treatment of the scalp from the fatty crust formed after hair transplantation have shown that the best treatment for this condition is the treatments of the keratotic layer of the scalp. It is a local treatment added to the scalp to soften and moisturize keratin, which breaks down and relax the scalp cells. In addition, it works to strengthen skin moisture.
One type of treatment available is salicylic acid. Although cytostatic growth inhibitors are the first line of defense in these cases, such as zinc, which helps to reduce the activity of growth of the corneal cells below the scalp, which form the crust. It is sometimes observed that the daily use of anti-dandruff shampoos on the scalp may not result in any significant change. I addition, it will do nothing in the secretion rate of the scalp to the fat accumulating.
Shampoos and other treatments to stop hair transplant scabs
Patients with a fatty scalp are most likely to exacerbate dandruff and hair transplant scabs. This leads to scalp itching, scalp inflammation and increased perfusion of the crusts. These crusts also become more intense due to stress and physical stress. We recommend using a shampoo containing selenium sulfide or charcoal tar. It can also put vegetable or mineral oil on the scalp before showering in 30 minutes. Then, wash hair with an antiseptic shampoo. In the most serious cases, we use keratolitex, such as 2% salicylic acid and a lotion containing cortisone.
As a result, doctors advise not to put any chemicals on the scalp for the first three days after surgery, after which the person can use shampoo. Consequently, they advise not to drop heavy water on the scalp and not to scratch the head to remove the crust.
Finally, we can conclude that the former therapeutic drugs are the most effective and safe in all cases studied. The period to allow the development of drugs is after the first three days after the operation. The patient must wait for a long enough to make sure that he already suffers from fatty aggregates and hair transplant scabs resulting from the operation. Finally, after at least one week of the operation, the patient can put medicines safely.