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Hair Transplant Surgery & Rosacea

Prolonged redness is a very small possibility after a hair transplant. Let us review the most common causes of such redness.

Rosacea is a common cause of redness on caucasian patients, evidenced by four components:

  1. Adult acne
  2. Telengectasias- spider veins
  3. Rhinophyna- bumps and distortion if the nose
  4. Redness

Rosacea can be treated and usually is treated with a topical cream or antibiotics. While treatment is important, underlying factors can aggravate rosacea such as:

  • Excessive drinking
  • Sun exposure
  • Caffeine
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot or cold showers

All of these situations dilate the blood vessels and thus aggravate rosacea.

When a patient has a transplant and rosacea is uncontrolled, it can be exacerbated by the hair transplant. But with treatment and control of the diet symptoms can be relieved and the redness will dissipate.

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