Have you recently noticed that you are losing your hair? It’s a horrible moment, I know that from my personal experience. I rushed into getting a hair transplant because I didn’t want to accept my new situation. A situation with less hair than I previously had. I had the fortunate luck to land at a clinic that is known for giving people great results. I have achieved great results myself. At a young age, I had the standard male pattern baldness where your temples are receding. Those relatively small areas have been filled up with donor hair transplanted from the back of my head. It’s looking much better now.
Hair Transplant Scarring
But don’t rush into getting a transplant like I did. It’s better to inform and educate yourself as well as you can. You see, even though my results are great, the scar that I have in the back of my head has caused my head to always be a little itchy.
When you get a hair transplant, the chances are you are at a clinic where the donor hair from the back of your head is obtained through strip excision. The strip that is excised is a strip of tissue that contains hair follicles. These hair follicles that grow in the back of your head are resistant to DHT, the hormone that causes hair loss. Because these hairs can’t be harmed by the balding hormone, they are used to restore hair to areas on top of your scalp that have now gone bald.
The strip wound that is left, is sewn up. There’s a good chance that the consultant at your hair transplant clinic has told you that this wound will heal up real nicely. They usually tell you the resulting scar from this wound will be pencil thin and that you’ll never notice it. But this is not always the case!
In ancient times (the nineteen nineties), these strip wounds were sewn shut with coarse thread. The strip wounds and their required healing process weren’t taken seriously back then. The result of this was oftentimes horrible hair transplant scarring. The resulting scar tissue from this would be all bulky, stretched and raised. People were complaining left and right about it. They felt maimed and their stories are going down in history as hair transplant horror stories. It took a long time for performing doctors to respond to these cries of desperation. Luckily, scenarios like these don’t occur as often as they used to anymore.
Hair Transplant Scar Reduction
My own scar has stretched and raised over time. A thick scar such as this obstructs the healing process. Nerves can’t penetrate it and this causes numbness, itching and other unpleasant sensations. I had to find a special creme (TriReduction) containing copper peptides in order to do something about this. Applying this creme over months has gradually improved my situation. Scar tissue decreased, healthy tissue increased. I now have full sensation again in the back of my head. It’s still a bit itchy.
If I want more progress, I will have to spend more time applying copper peptide creme. But rest assured that hair transplant scar reduction is a real possibility just so long as you want it bad enough. With all the biotechnological breakthroughs being made in recent years, I’m pretty sure that, eventually, scars from hair transplants will be able to be removed completely!