Our patient today traveled from Central America for his hair transplant repair surgery. Several years ago he had seborrheic dermatitis and as a result his hair began to thin. He decided to have hair restoration surgery approximately one year ago. Our patient told me that he didn’t do any research and settled on a local doctor in his country. The result is obvious… a widened strip scar, 1,2,3 and 4-hair grafts placed right on the hairline at a low density. Another problem with his result is “tenting”, or a raised appearance that looks like follicular units growing from small hypopigmented bumps.
On the positive side, our patient’s hair loss stopped a short time after he got past the seborrheic dermatitis. He began taking Propecia to help with the seborrheic dermatitis related hair loss. Now, even before repair surgery his (native hair) has excellent density on top. A scar like this generally takes two or more passes. Our patient loves to surf and he told me that the current state of his strip scar is keeping him off the beach because he is not comfortable having his head wet in public.
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