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another horrible story of hair transplant

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Yes, another horrible HT's story...  Only after I did I discovered that solves nothing and only creates scars. I'm bald as before the surgery but now I can not shave.
 
I've a 22 cm scar from ear to ear (hign 2/3 millimeters) and not more than 500 bad tranplanted hairs. I don't want to do other surgeries, but only shave my head.


 
1 What are the right steps for my transformation?
 
2 Is it possible to draw a new hairline with smp behind my horrible one made by the butcher?
 
3 What percentage of scar's coverage can I expect?

 

4 How can I remove tranplanted hairs and reduce pitting?

 

 

Thanks a lot to everyone. I want to get out of depression and get out of this hell...

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1 What are the right steps for my transformation?
Do all your research, have a look at videos of those who had HT's and got SMP done, also talk to those who have had it.

2 Is it possible to draw a new hairline with smp behind my horrible one made by the butcher?
Yes

3 What percentage of scar's coverage can I expect?

Anywhere between 60%-90% in most cases but many factors contribute such as scar color, texture, size, depth...etc.


4 How can I remove tranplanted hairs and reduce pitting?

You may need to see a specialist.

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Thanks friends.

 

Here in Italy it's difficult to find someone who had it done. And it's not easy to go to UK more times to get the treatment.

 

I've just received the answer of the clinic.

 

How long have I wait to obtain a decent coverage of the scar and of the minigraft?

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From what I've heard, you can have a couple sessions close to each other (3 days apart), so maybe staying in the UK for a few days may be ideal for you.

 

3 days apart is too soon...5 days minimum. I would advise against doing more than 3 sessions in a 20 day period.

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An idea could be to the first and after 5/7 days the second. And after 20/30 days the third... If 3 treatments are enought... My dream is that HIS could open a clinic in Italy, near Rome or Florence

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Just responded in your other thread. We have no plans to open in Italy unfortunately. The answers above are accurate, however to add to these....

 

If the pitting you have is particularly bad, you might want to look into fraxel laser treatment to smooth out your scalp prior to SMP. It is not absolutely necessary, but it's an option. Also regarding the position of a new SMP hairline, it doesn't necessarily have to follow the position of your existing transplanted hairline. As long as you keep your hair shaved, your hairline can be whatever shape and position you choose.

 

The level of camouflage for your scars can vary, but most clients can expect anything from 70% to 95%. Again if you have fraxel laser treatments to smooth out the pitting, this will improve things. Typically pitting is easier than linear FUT scars like the one you have at the back of your head, but if your FUT scar is fairly flat and smooth, you can expect a very positive result. There are a lot of variables at play, so a Skype consultation might be a good idea.

 

You need a minimum of 5 days between sessions. Your nearest clinic is in Paris, not the UK, if that has any bearing on travel costs.

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Hello Damien. i have seen many posts where you have recommended Fraxel. I am a victim of early 90s HT. I have scars all over the back of my head and cobblestone scars on top. I now shave my head and am curious if you have any info on a recommended dermatologist for Fraxel to smooth out cobblestone scars in the recipient area (top of head)? I live in NY in the US, but would like to see if you or another adviser has recommended dermatologists that have had success with HT repair for recipient areas. Cobblestone scars are my biggest concern and feel the most uncomfortable under certain lighting. I will also then contact NYC HIS for strip scars in the back of my head for SMP guidance. Thank you for your help.

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Very old. Unfortunately we are not able to link you up with a local fraxel provider, but I would hope the due diligence to find a good one in New York should not be too taxing. A handy hint on this type of technology is to check out what is the latest system/settings and make sure you are talking to a provider using it/them. Needless to add really but we would all be very grateful for you letting us know how you get on. All the best. 

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