Damien, thank you for your reply.
To be honest, I have had many V-beam laser treatments in the past to help with facial redness that I suffered from for many years. I saw very little improvement, however, after spending thousands of dollars. Not sure if it would be different with my transplant scars. My consultant looked at the scarring in the back and seemed to think it was doable. He did not raise any major concerns as to them being too extreme. Although with the length of my hair at present it might not be as easy to tell as it will when I get the back shaved. I have both plug donor scars and a linear incision scar.
I have considered looking into having fraxel done on the top/front where I have some cobble stoning scars from my early plug transplants. There is some mild redness too that has never completely gone away. If I did have it done, I am not sure how long I would have to wait before beginning SMP sessions. Any thoughts on this?
About doing my whole head. I just turned 60 years old. I have not had hair all over my head in 40 years. I have hair on the back, sides, and what is left of the transplanted hair on the top/front. I don't really want to look like I suddenly have a full head of hair that is just shaved. It is not a look I think would suit me at this stage. If I had very good results from doing the top and back I might consider it, but it is not my goal now. If I were younger, perhaps. But the baldness is not what bothers me. It is not having enough hair to cover the scarring, and not being able to buzz the hair I do have because the scars would show even more. I see guys with shaved heads and bald crowns and I don't find it an unattractive look at all.
In your experience, without naming individuals, could I expect similar results with my scar coverage from any technician, or are there ones who specialize in this type of work whom I might seek out:\? I am a bit flexible as to what clinic I go to. As long as I find someone who agrees with my choice of keeping my receding hairline (which the guy I saw did) and would acquiesce to my choice concerning doing or not doing the crown.
Also, I spend hours reading these posts. I want to tell you that I appreciate your input and your effort. You take a lot of time to respond and suggest things that are very helpful to us all.