Just a quick update. It’s now Monday 14th March which means it’s been two weeks and three days since I had my hair transplant surgery.
Things are going well!
It didn’t take long for the surgery to heal. I would say less than a week. All of the graft sites have closed over and healed, but my scalp has felt slightly itchy since surgery day and sometimes I want to give it a good scratch, but obviously I’m not doing that in case I upset the newly transplanted follicles. It feels like there are one or two scabs still on my scalp, so I’m using hair conditioner to soften those away.
Most of the newly transplanted hairs are still in the follicles and haven’t yet fallen out. This fall out of hairs happens shortly after hair transplant surgery, so that’s a bit of a bonus really! They’ll normally rest for a few months before producing my new hairs. But I’ll be sad to see them go, as it gives me an indication of how thick my hair will be when it all grows back. This photo shows the top of my scalp today. Since the transplanted hairs haven’t yet fallen out, it definitely looks much thicker than my pre-transplant photo!
The FUT scar line from my previous hair transplant was also filled in on the day, and as you can see from the photo below, the transplanted hairs still haven’t fallen out from here either 🙂 – I get a little bit of pain from the scar line sometimes but have been assured that it will soon go.
It’s great to see this scar filled in and once the transplanted hairs grow back, I’ll be testing out the area to see how short I can take the hair without the scar being noticeable. I think I will be able to go for at least a number two blade, if not a number one!
I got straight back to work after the surgery with no down time which was was pretty good! Also, I haven’t experienced any ‘shock loss’, which is when the process of transplantation could cause some of my existing hairs to fall out due to the procedure. I didn’t get that last time either, so I’m confident it won’t happen on this occasion either.
So, to date, things are looking good. The next stage will be when the newly transplanted hairs fall out, rest, and then grow new hairs. That’s when the fun starts!