The transplanted hair in my beard got wet with normal water five days after the transplant. Will this disrupt my hair growth?

Q. What are the post-care instructions after a beard transplant?

Answered by
Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 11, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 14, 2023

Hi doctor,

I recently did my mustache transplant, and it has been five days. While taking a bath, water accidentally came into the transplanted area. I was given another spray from the clinic and was told to apply it to the mustache area every ten minutes, which I am still doing. But now I am worried that the implanted hair might not grow since water got into my mustache. Could you please guide and advise me, and should I be worried about this?



Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no harm in normal water getting into that area. But however, avoid vigorous movements such as scrubbing in the area for another ten days. There should not be any problem with the hair growth because of this issue, provided your grafts were transplanted properly. Hope this information will help you. Let me know if you have more questions in mind. Regards.

Hi doctor,

I contacted them, and they told me I should not have let the normal water reach there, and I was quite worried about this if it could stop hair growth in this region. They also told me to keep on spraying with the liquid, which they provided every ten minutes. So, there is no reason for me to be worried about the hair growth in that area, right, doctor?



Welcome back to I understand your concern. Usually, we wash our patient's hair with HT (hair therapy) from the fourth day onwards with normal water without scrubbing. By that time, the healing would have happened, and the skin becomes waterproof to enter. So there is nothing to worry about usually. Hope this information will help you. Let me know if you have more questions in mind. Regards.

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