Acrobaz's - Profile page 6-weeks-post-op
Everything is moving along nicely. I am still getting spots/pimples in the recipient area (probably about two or three a week, nothing major). Apart from about 30 stubborn grafts that seem absolutely determined to remain, I am now almost entirely back to my pre-op look. The donor area is a slightly mixed bag: the left side is healing perfectly with no complications, but the right side is quite irritable - see the close-up pic below. I'm about to enter the doldrums phase, but feel really chilled about it. I recognise that it will be four-six months (June to August for me) when things are likely to start happening. So I'm looking forward to the summer and keeping my fingers crossed for a good result!
This second photo is just to emphasise how completely I have returned to my pre-op look. Compare it with the second photo in the "Immediately pre-op" entry.
Compare this photo to the first photo in the "Immediately pre-op" entry and you'll see that I have indeed returned to my pre-op look. I admit that I have been fortunate, compared to some others, in two respects: no shock loss to speak of and very little pinkness in the recipient area. Everyone heals differently of course.
This is a close up of the part of my donor area which is not healing as nicely as I had hoped. The left side is absolutely fine, but the right side seems a little oozy, and can be spotty and scabby as I hope this picture shows. It's not painful or noticeable and the rest of my hair covers it up fine. It's just a bit of an irritant, that's all. I'm dabbing a bit of tea-tree oil on it from time to time. I've stopped using Vitamin E oil because, once my hair grew back from the close buzz a few weeks ago, it just made my hair look really greasy.
Recipient area from left, and part of donor area. Outside, no flash or concealer. I'm going grey now!!
Recipient area from right. Outside, no flash or concealer.
Donor area from behind. The line in the hair is still noticeable (if you know what you're looking for). I am wearing concealer less and less now and no-one has said anything. If they do, I will either say that I have "hat hair" or that I gave myself a rather uneven haircut. There are plenty of other pictures I could show you, in different lighting, where the donor area is almost impossible to detect.