Today is November 14, 2014 and I am now exactly 4 months to the day or 123 days post-op.
I feel like now things are finally starting to happen. New hairs are growing in and they are starting to blend in with the transplanted area that is still pretty red. If you look at my three month update compared with this one, my gosh, what a difference!
A week ago I got my second haircut since the day of surgery and today’s photos are a good measuring stick for what my face and scalp it will look like once all of the new hair grows in.
The new hairline is still very short so while new hair is coming in, it’s strange styling my hair from my old hairline.
One thing I’ve noticed over the past month is that whenever I scratch or massage my scalp, sometimes these hard, sand-like zit things get caught under my fingernail and sometimes they have hairs. I was told by Dr. Huebner that because it was very hard it was an old graft from the day of my surgery that never fell out but I didn’t lose the hair follicle as they are securely in place by the 10th day post-op.
I also had a huge zit on the right side of my frontal hairline that popped out a lot of pus and a small single hair but I was told that ingrown hairs are normal and I don’t have to worry about losing a hair follicle as they have all long healed by now.
Check back soon for another update at five months.
All my best,
Check out my 4 month post-op video on my YouTube channel.
These small, hard, zit-like things came from three different parts of my scalp. The top and bottom ones came from behind my frontal hairline, while the middle one came from my suture line. I surprisingly have a had a ton of these come out, especially on the suture line, over the past month.
This multiple follicular unit came out like a hard, piece of sand when I was scratching an itch on the top of my head last month.
At first I was concerned that I may have lost this slit graft as it had a lot of hair that came out, but Dr. Huebner told me that because it was so hard it was a dried up graft and it only takes a few follicular cells to remain to grow new hair.