The following is a digital macro photo of some of my transplanted FUE graft hair. I`ve pulled it carefully out after 14 days post-OP with a tweezer. There was no resistance, it went out easily.
Most grafts are showing the typical J-hook at the top. What makes me worry is the fact that you can often see a somewhat thick black point at the top, which looks like the bulb.
t this bulb the sign for anagen hair? As far as I know, transplanted hair should first go from an anagen phase into a resting phase, before they fall out, so the black point shouldnt be there at all?!
Is this the bulb/follicle which eventually did not heal in and therefore dried up and got rejected?
Also you can see that just above the black dot the hair shaft is unpigmented (white color) over a distance of approx. 0.3 mm. At this area, the shaft is not strong, which means if I pull with my finger nail on a low force, the hair shaft divides at this area into two parts (end with black point plus long rest of the shaft).
Can anyone of the experts explain what all this has to mean? Are the grafts death so the transplanted hair will not grow?