I had a hair transplant several years ago and I have had problems with ingrown hairs ever since. Is this normal? Will it ever go away on its own or is there anything that I can do to help the situation? Why do ingrown hairs occur after a hair transplant?
Unfortunately, the ingrown hairs probably have more to do with a poor technique in the hair transplant. If the hairs themselves were not completely buried, you should not be having problems with ingrown hairs. However, if the hair follicles were completely buried underneath the skin, the epithelium or skin covering will grow over and sometimes create an ingrown hair. They usually have to be attended to individually to be opened up and removed so that the follicles can then extrude the hair naturally.
Posted by Dr. Galitz