NCHTJC's - Profile page Four-weeks
The mild numbing sensation in the middle of the recipient area that I reported has largely diminished. Since I shaved my hairline back for the procedure it's hard to say how much of the hair you're looking at in the hairline is remaining grafts versus regrown pre-existing hair. I suspect most of the grafts have shed at this point. I've noticed small black hairs that are poking up like whiskers (i.e. they're short and stubby) in the recipient area and are just barely breaking the scalp's surface. Right now they've stayed in place for about a week and aren't growing in the pattern of normal scalp hair where the ends are tapered off. There aren't a lot of them but I'm curious as to what they are. My best guess was that some off the shaved hairs may have been in shock from the procedure and are just slow regrowing. It seems unlikely that the shedded grafts are sprouting hairs already. Let me know if you had a similar experience. Speaking of the dreaded "shock" word I have been fortunate not to have had any shock loss in the recipient or donor areas. My scar is healing well and the pink color is fading to match the surrounding tissue. There has been no spreading of the scar. Over the next couple months I plan to forget about the hair transplant and let nature take its course, so I won't be posting unless something noteworthy happens during that time. I'll begin posting comments again when I start to notice regrowth and pictures when the regrowth is visible in a photo.