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Old 08-16-2010, 02:59 AM
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Angry How long does scalp discoloration remain?

It seems to me that in quite a few (if not the preponderance) of the post-op photos posted by HT patients here, their scalps still have a pinkish tint from the hairline back, even after several months (or even a year or more) of recovery time.

Is this just an illusionary artifact of the photography, or is the coloration as noticeable in real life as well? Does this discoloration completely go away in most cases, or do traces of it typically remain?
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:53 PM
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Mines still a very light pink at 4 months post op
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:27 PM
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Gmonasco,

I wanted to share a blog post from the Hair Loss Q & A blog that addresses this very issue - How Long Will My Scalp Remain Red/Pink After a Hair Transplant.

I hope this helps address some of your concerns!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:29 PM
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I was still pinkish at 6-7 months.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:39 PM
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The only patients that I have seen with post-op redness lasting for more than 1-2 weeks are those with very fair skin. I try to warn patients with this skin type to expect prolonged redness. Some choose to get a little sun tan prior to the procedure to have the transplanted area blend in a little better with the forehead. I never recommend sun exposure without sun screen.
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