Mane Attraction's - Profile page 1 Month Post-opPosted :6/7/2009
I've reached the 1 month mark and aside from a large number of hairs falling out (as anticipated) there's not a whole lot to report. I have well and truly entered the doldrums stage and will be donning the baseball cap for the foreseeable future. At least I'll have enough work to finish and deadlines to meet in order to keep my attention diverted over the coming months. That should help a bit!In terms of healing, my donor scar is still quite red and noticeable, particularly beneath the scar line on the left side of my head where there's some evident shock loss. I also had what felt like an ingrown hair irritating the scar above my ear. So I shaved the hair around the scar down in that small area and now the inflammation appears to have cleared up. However, as a result, I now have a hairless patch surrounding that area of the scar. I am hoping that the hair above the scar will grow quickly now to cover and camouflage the donor line. On top, there's still a fair amount of redness and most of the hairs have gone AWOL. My entire head was shaved almost cueball-bald on the day of surgery, and one month later, it still hasn't grown long enough to cover the redness nor the areas where the transplanted hairs have shed. I have a feeling My Oakley cap's gonna become my new best friend... The numbness is almost entirely gone from the back and sides of my head, but the entire recipient still has no sensation.
Overhead shots at one month. The first image was taken indoors with the flash. The second image was taken outdoors in direct sunlight using no flash.
My hairline at one month. Most of the transplanted hairs have shed. The first image was taken indoors with the flash. The second image was taken outdoors in direct sunlight using no flash.
In case anybody's wondering what a shed transplanted hair looks like close-up, here's a macro photograph. Notice the black bulb-like mass at the bottom where the hair has came away from the scalp.
Left and Right profile views at one month. Both pictures were taken indoors with the flash.
Left and Right temples at one month. Both pictures were taken indoors with the flash.
Back at one month. Probably the best and fastest healing section of my entire donor scar. Taken indoors with the flash.