Acrobaz's - Profile page 3 weeks post-op (with concealer)Posted :3/10/2009
Today I returned to work properly, exactly three weeks after my hair transplant. As yesterday's photos showed, the donor area/scar line is still clearly visible. However, I have managed to conceal it reasonably well using nanogen fibres. The pictures taken below show the fibres shortly after I had applied the locking spray, so they are perhaps more obvious that they would have been 15 minutes later. For those wondering whether a return to work within 3 weeks of a hair transplant is realistic, I hope these photos assist. (It is worth noting that my surgeon shaved down the recipient area, so I considered that an overall buzz down was necessary to even out the look. Without the buzz, I might have contemplated a return to work sooner.) I will say that I saw numerous friends and colleagues today (as well as lecturing to a large group of students) and, despite the fact that I was hyper-vigilant for any reaction, no one said a word. There was no "eye drift". My honest assessment is as follows: (a) the donor area IS still visible, but (b) the concealers disguise it successfully, and (c) I notice it because I know it is there - and if I didn't know it was there, and was not otherwise looking for it, I probably wouldn't notice it. So, in conclusion, I'm pretty sure I got away with it. I think that I am now over the worst of it; it's a good feeling.
Rear view 1. Taken outside, cloudy day, no flash.
Rear view 2. Taken outside, cloudy day, no flash.
Rear view 4. Taken inside, with flash.
View from right. Taken outside, cloudy day, no flash.
Rear view 3. Taken inside, with flash.
View from left. Taken outside, cloudy day, no flash.