June 8, 2017
Exactly one week post op. Dr. Path says the folicles are pretty well 'set' in place after five days, but truly set after seven days. So this means I can relax a little more and be a little less conscious of the new implants. When showering, I can now lather in shampoo as normal, whereas before I could only gently tap the transplanted area with shampoo.
The scalp feels dry and you can see the scabs starting to flake off, but my scalp still has the purple/blue look on the area of the transplants. As the scabs flake off, I can see normal looking skin beneath.
The stitches will come off in a couple of days, and I can't wait for that. Then, it's time to fly back to America, can't wait for that either. Normally, a Thai vacation is a lot of fun, but I've been taking it easy and trying to avoid going outside into the heat, and sweating. Maybe that's overkill on my part, but doing all that I can for this to be successful is my ultimate goal. I'm very pleased with the number of graphs and I can feel them on my scalp, there's many many more than I expected. I can't wait to see how they turn out in 6 or 7 months. I know many, if not all, of the implanted hairs will drop out, but it's fun to feel hair in places that have been vacant for decades:)
The donor area is healing nicely. Dr. Path uses two techniques to seal the wound. First, he uses a biodegradable thread with a very high density stitch pattern. Second, he uses a thicker thread stitched every couple of centimeters. The first dissolves on it's own and the second must be removed manually.
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