Can you please elaborate on your statement that those opting for a strip “will not be able to shave their head”. I am investigating the possibility of having a strip procedure for 3000 grafts. If this is the case then what length will the scar be? Also, what width? Will it not be possible to extract the strip directly from the back of the head as opposed to the side?
I would certainly be comfortable having a pencil thin scar on the back of my head running sideways.
In fact, my intention was to have enough grafts to give me the appearance of a shadow when I would shave my hair off. In my mind, that is better than having a transplant that still gives the impression of diffused thinning.
I appreciate your advise.
» Yes, we think the scar remains reasonable and apparently so do our
» patients. We will never tell our patients that they will have an invisible
» scar. We do tell our patients that they will never be able to be a head
» shaver but that is ok for them. You see, we feel there are two kinds of
» patients for hair transplantation. Those that want to invest in having as
» much of a cosmetic improvement as possible and those that want no scar.
» Our patients come in knowing that they will not be able to shave their
» heads but they are not head shavers to begin with and they feel that the
» small restriction of not being able to shave their heads is a small price
» to pay for having enough hair to style and no longer look bald. Others do
» not and that is fine as there are other clinics available that will
» accomodate them.