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#1

I had work done a few months ago, everything looks good, except for the fact that a portion of the scarred area is not growing any hair, leaving a bald patch on the back of my head. Is this normal? Thanks is advance.


#2

» I had work done a few months ago, everything looks good, except for the
» fact that a portion of the scarred area is not growing any hair, leaving a
» bald patch on the back of my head. Is this normal? Thanks is advance.

what did you have, strip or fue?


#3

Strip work done close to 3 months ago. Thanks


#4

» Strip work done close to 3 months ago. Thanks

Do you have any pics? It could help to see what might be going on.
Have you contacted your doctor?


#5

Yes, I contacted him to take a look at it. Basically, it appears to be a ‘white line’ running in a semi north/south(though not perfectly straight) direction near the neckline on the right side of my head. I remember a very nasty scab in that area after surgery that didn’t go away for a long time. I’m a bit worried. Thanks


#6

» Yes, I contacted him to take a look at it. Basically, it appears to be a
» ‘white line’ running in a semi north/south(though not perfectly straight)
» direction near the neckline on the right side of my head. I remember a
» very nasty scab in that area after surgery that didn’t go away for a long
» time. I’m a bit worried. Thanks

I am confused, why are you expecting hair to grow in your strip scar? It’s a scar.


#7

» » Yes, I contacted him to take a look at it. Basically, it appears to be
» a
» » ‘white line’ running in a semi north/south(though not perfectly
» straight)
» » direction near the neckline on the right side of my head. I remember a
» » very nasty scab in that area after surgery that didn’t go away for a
» long
» » time. I’m a bit worried. Thanks
»
» I am confused, why are you expecting hair to grow in your strip scar?
» It’s a scar.

Well if the doctor did a triclosure on him, then the hair is supposed to grow through the scar.


#8

I had the trichophytic closure. Also, there was some scabbing in the same area several weeks after surgery. Is this common?


#9

Welcome to the world of the Strip Scarred HT victim, you will now spend the rest of your life trying to hide the scar, did you do any research on strip HT’s before going for it?


#10

» Welcome to the world of the Strip Scarred HT victim, you will now spend the
» rest of your life trying to hide the scar, did you do any research on strip
» HT’s before going for it?

Why are you being such an ass, he just had the surgery a few months ago and now you are getting him all nervous for the rest of the year.


#11

» » Welcome to the world of the Strip Scarred HT victim, you will now spend
» the
» » rest of your life trying to hide the scar, did you do any research on
» strip
» » HT’s before going for it?
»
» Why are you being such an ass, he just had the surgery a few months ago
» and now you are getting him all nervous for the rest of the year.

I’m simply stating that if the scar isnt ‘pencil line thin’ (which it may be in time) he will probably regret it, it depends on donor laxity / decent doctor etc. ive seen some very hard to spot strip scars and also some bad ones, like mine. some pictures would be helpful


#12

He said it was a common occurance to see a bare spot in the donor area. He explained that it was just shock loss. Thanks


#13

» He said it was a common occurance to see a bare spot in the donor area. He
» explained that it was just shock loss. Thanks

That’s a relief! Shock loss usually grows back in about 3 months or so.


#14

It just worried me because I had such a nasty scab in that area for several weeks.


#15

» It just worried me because I had such a nasty scab in that area for several
» weeks.

It would worry me too! You did the right thing by talking to your doc. Keep us updated on your results. I look forward to more pictures :slight_smile:


#16

Sounds like shock loss, it should resolve itself over time. This isn’t all that uncommon. This even can happen with FUE as well, the donor can sometimes appear over harvested because of shockloss. At 6 to 8 month if the situation hasn’t resolved itself then you may have a problem.


#17

» He said it was a common occurance to see a bare spot in the donor area. He
» explained that it was just shock loss. Thanks

Why not get a 2nd opinion? How do you know that he wasn’t telling you what you wanted to hear so that you would leave him alone?