I really need some advise.
I am due to have my first transplant in just under a month.
I have been using rogaine foam now for around 6 month. (only results-vellus hair and this is the 3rd massive shed)
The problem is I am currently suffering a major shed from the foam, The shed has caused around an inch of usually hair bearing scalp to be completely bald, this bald inch is directly connected to the area to be transplanted.
I am wondering and also worried about what a Dr will do in this sitution.
The inch that is now bald because of the shed had hair but wasn’t as thick as it could be so I was hoping to have it filled in during the transplant.
So my questions are will the Dr. treat an area that has shed? (if so how does he know where to place the grafts?)
Is there a danger that if the Dr. places grafts in a shedded area that it will kill the follicles already in that area or the new graft?
I am worried that I will get the transplant and either he will place grafts in areas they are not needed and cause problems with growth that usually occurs in that area. (without the shed)
He wont treat the area and once everything had grown in (transplant hair and shed hair) it will differ alot in density or worse still the shed hair does not come back and I have an inch of bald scalp right in the middle of my new hairline.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
PS I have also posted this in the open hairloss topic not sure if your allowed to double post but I thought it would be of benifit to post there also.