What are some of the ways you guys concealed your hair transplant? My first procedure I wore a hat for a few months. But the second procedure I used hair fibers. I would love to hear your guys input.
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Hello, I had to cancel my ht a few weeks ago because I couldn't get enough time out of the office to get away with no one knowing I was having a ht. I'm really bummed. I've asked a bunch of different people and asked for different ideas on how to minimize the redness and to promote growth and healing in order to cover up the ht in the recipient area after a few weeks. I"m just wondering, from Drs. and patients, if you can't wear a hat, and you need a large 4000-6000+ procedure, how the hell can you minimize the redness and increase the recovery so you can go back to work after 2-3 weeks without anyone knowing? I saw on another forum some people said to take human growth hormone, others said they took anti inflammatory meds, others said they wore makeup and used concealers. I've heard about aloe vera and witch hazel and other stuff but no one says they definitely help. Some Drs. I've consulted with say the redness only lasts a week or two, others say it can last up to 6-8 weeks or more. Which I understand a lot depends on me, my skin tone, my healing, etc. But how do you take the chance that it won't be red, and then after two weeks I have to go back in the office with a really pink scalp? If I have to I understand but what do Drs recommend or patients that have hardly any recipient native hair to camouflage the procedure, what do you do? I'm so frustrated right now, where I see so many people getttng ht's and I can't figure out how they can get away with it if they have to go back to work? I'm envious. I can't wear a hat or stay out of my office for over a month? So please for the love of all that is good in this world of hairlessness can some Drs. or experienced patients tell me, what to do if my head is still pink how do I get it to look somewhat normal so I can have an ht and go back to work and not get noticed?? Thank you for the help!
Hi guys - I'm seriously considering an FUT in the new year with one of the top docs who don't require shaving the donor area. I was considering an FUE, but after a recent post, and your responses, I'm rethinking this.
My situation: The front third of my hair is thinning, as is my crown a little bit. I'm no expert, but I'm guessing 1500 - 2000 graft FUT would do the trick to add some thickness. I'm not trying to rebuild my hairline, just make what I have thicker. From what I've seen on this site, probably closer to 1700 ultra fine dense packed grafts would hold me over for a while.
Since I have to face clients weekly and can't go through an awkard phase (beyond the 14 - 18 day mark), concealing a potential HT is paramount.
I'm truly scared about the donor area. I comb my hair forward so, along with thickening agents, I'm pretty confident I can hide the scabs in the receptor area. So, if my donor area is 1 inch in length, will that be enough to hide the donor scar after 14 days? If it needs to be 2 - 3 inches, that will be tough for me. I don't like my hair that way so an honest answer would be greatly appreciated from those who have gone through this.
Does anyone have any good photos/links (to your HT or to others) that shows the concealing of the donor area 2 weeks post surgery? I can't seem to find any good ones. Am I dreaming here to think that I can hide an HT convincingly after only 2 weeks?
Thank you for your time guys,