I had hair transplant surgery about two months ago and the donor scar on the right side of my head in a thin line about 1-2 mm but the left side of my head is at 4-5 mm. Why is this happening to the left side of my head and what can I do to prevent the left side from getting wider?
Check in with your hair restoration physician. It might be a deep stitch popped. It might be hypertrophy needing a shot of steroid, and it might just be a little more shock loss on one side than the other.
See the example pictures below. This guy, who I’ve posted before, wouldn’t take Valium and was nervous when we did the left half of his strip. It required a fair amount of cauterization and, hence, he had shock loss on the left half noted at 2 months.
When we continued on to the right side and he realized it wouldn’t hurt, his blood pressure came down and he didn’t bleed or need cauterization–therefore minimal shock loss. (For you Valium questioners out there, his is why I make you take it when we start).
He thought the scar was wide but it was just shock. By the 5 month pic below, all had resolved.
Dr. William Lindsey – McLean, VA
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