hair loss help.com is your complete hair loss guide and resource for info about Propecia, Rogaine, minoxidil, transplants, thymuskin, Revivogen, folliguard, tricomin and other hair loss and baldness remedies
Hair Loss Help
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Scar grafting
Topic Summary: How many grafts did it take to cover your strip scar(s)?
Created On: 11/01/2016 10:19 PM
Status: Post and Reply
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
1 2 Next Last unread
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 11/01/2016 10:19 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

I recently had my scars grafted. Hope I get some coverage. Just wondering for those who also did this, how many did it take for you to get to a better place of being free from the scar being visible with normal (non shaved) haircuts. I had about 500 into both of my scars: one scar is like a U-shape and is very long, the other is a horizontal line.
 11/12/2016 09:34 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

When did you start noticing growth in the scar? 3 months, 6 months? It will be almost 2 months for me now. Looking forward to growth!
 11/24/2016 12:29 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

Hi backnats, I just posted my pictures. Good for you. At the 6 month mark you will see good growth coming in Be patient and live a healthy lifestyle.

-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 11/25/2016 11:17 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

Yes, a healthy lifestyle is very important & should not be neglected. Sometimes we let ourselves go when we are down, but that's a downward spiral. Hair looks/feels better when eat better. Being active & (trying to) maintain stress free living also helps significantly as well. It's all connected.
 11/29/2016 04:03 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

Just curious, did you apply Rogaine to your scar post op?

And for those who did, how long did you apply it to the grafted donor scar? 1 month, 3 months, 6 months?
 11/30/2016 06:05 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

When I had my repair procedures done I did not apply Rogaine or anything post-op. You have 2 scars? What are the dimensions of both of them?

-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 11/30/2016 04:03 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

Yes I have two scars. One is U-shaped and the other is horizontal. The U scar meets/connects with the horizontal for about 1 to inches and then separates. My scars width are 1 mm at its thinnest to maybe 8mm at its widest. The scars average about 3 to 4 mm I think. I had about 500 grafts into both. So maybe 250 in each. I am hoping this will help me reduce the visibility and allow me to cut shorter in the back/sides. I don't plan on shaving my head. I actually did that for a couple of years prior to transplants and didn't like to constantly shave. I also like to see some hair on my head to style & feel. I don't think 500 grafts is enough for complete camo though, but I believe/hope it's a strong start.
 11/30/2016 04:15 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

Is your horizontal scar ear to ear? Are both scars from hair transplants? I'm looking forward to your pictures.

-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 11/30/2016 05:47 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

Yes the horizontal is ear to ear. Near end of March will be my 6 month mark. I will post pictures then. In the meantime, I will try to be healthy & carpe diem until then.
 11/30/2016 06:02 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

Got it! That sounds good backnats. Which doctor did your scar grafting? You made a great choice by going light on your 1st pass. Then you can evaluate and go for a 2nd pass if needed.

-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 11/30/2016 06:44 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

Dr. Konior

I didn't realize I went light on my first pass. It's all I could afford. But worth it. Seeing those little grafts into my scar post op felt so good & now my hair is longer so I can't see it anymore. But thank God my surrounding hair grew, my scars were long & kinda obnoxious looking. But those baby grafts definitely helped make it look better.

My scars are not flat as I would like, I'm hoping to assess the texture of the scars & growth of the grafts in March. I will meet hopefully with the doctor then and hopefully their staff can take some pics for me of my scarring & growth.
 11/30/2016 09:45 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

Well good for you on starting your repair. Since you have two scars and did about 250 grafts in each scar it sounds like you didn't cram them in which is a great idea. That's what I was referring to. How long ago did you have those two transplants?

-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 11/30/2016 11:00 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

My last transplant was in 2005.
 12/01/2016 06:20 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

A little over 11 years ago. At what age did you have your first transplant?


-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/02/2016 04:56 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

28 or 29
 12/02/2016 05:35 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

Still young. How's your hair loss up front? What Norwood are you?

-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/02/2016 11:07 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

Hmm don't know. I know I'm not a 7. But, I think I'm a 5 or 6. I have hair on the sides and back and some light hair on the top. Maybe what I have on top is all grafts, but I don't think so. I think there's still native hair up there.

I'm glad I got some grafts after all this journey, but what I really care about is having a low maintenance hair life. So, the grafting into the scars will hopefully get me to a better place. I've been combing through my hair as I look in the mirrors and noticing some hairs in there along the scar line. I know it's only been almost 2.5 months since my surgery, but I'm noticing less morning maintenance trying to hide certain parts of my scar that were clearly problem areas. So if this continues, then wow is all I can say and thank God for helping me enjoy more freedom from & with my hair.
 12/03/2016 07:23 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

That is great to hear backnats. It sounds like scar grafting was the solution all along. You will heal well and grow. Make sure you're eating plenty of green vegetables, drinking lots of water, and exercising daily if possible. The early hair growth is a good sign and at the 6 month mark it will begin paying off. One important lesson I've learned along the way is that patience is imperative

-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/03/2016 01:56 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
backnats1
Occasional Poster

Posts: 34
Joined: 10/01/2016

Thanks for the healthy lifestyle pointers. The crazy/bad thing I did was take 2 months off the gym after my procedure....mainly to give time for my hair to grow & cover my scars. But I still tried to eat healthy but ate junk food as well here and there which of course is not good. And I also tried to get more sleep and live more stress free. I think sleep/rest was the key that helped keep me sane & relaxed.

But I started back in the gym last week and now my diet is better. And yes I'm still getting my sleep too.
 12/03/2016 05:23 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Aztec
Prolific Poster

Posts: 292
Joined: 08/11/2014

It's all about balance. It's good that you're back on the exercise regimen. Keep it up backnats!

-------------------------
07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
Hair Loss Help » Hair Transplant Repair » Scar grafting

1 2 Next Last unread
Topic Tools Topic Tools
Statistics
36097 users are registered to the Hair Loss Help forum.
There are currently 0 users logged in.
The most users ever online was 26705 on 04/09/2017 at 11:57 PM.
There are currently 192 guests browsing this forum, which makes a total of 192 users using this forum.

FuseTalk Basic Edition v3.2 - © 1999-2018 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2001-2017 - All Rights Reserved - Hairlosshelp, Inc