Redness after hair transplantation occurs after the operation due to planting hair follicles and the healing process. Your body pumps blood to the area that has been operated on, so the cells can get more oxygen and nutrients and can heal quicker. It is the blood which gives the red color.
Furthermore, because many tiny holes in the donor and transplanting area are opened during the operation, and the roots are placed in their new holes, there can be some scabs and crusts. With the washing process, the recipient area may have some redness on it. You may also see that your scabs turn white and/or swell up.
Because it is a normal part of the healing process after your hair transplant, patients can not entirely avoid redness. However, it is possible to alleviate it. These two steps are very important:
Apart from such steps, cream or lotions recommended by the doctor may also be used for redness after hair transplantation. Do not use any cream or lotion without permission from your specialist doctor.
If the redness is increasing gradually after hair transplantation, or continues after more than 2 months has passed, you should directly inform your doctor because it may be the case that your scalp has become infected.