Hello people. This is my thread: :confused:
Is it safe for grafts survival to shave down with no guard (0) about 2-3 weeks post op?
I did it yesterday (18th day) since my scalp is I would say almost completely healed and with no scabs at all. Being said that, I feel some part of the recipient area where maybe I put some strength or contact with the skin a little bit sensitive, like numbness. I was carefully, though.
I'm afraid that the electric clipper may be rather hot (I mean, hot for a healing post op skin but not hot as hell. You know how this clippers overheat a little bit when using) in contact with skin at one point, although this time was minimum. Is this heat risky for grafts survival?
I'm starting to shed but, beyond this, I think everything is going well. I mean, I don't have redness because of the haircut or swelling. It just freaked me out this little pain and the fact of reading about sunburnings (I mean, excesive hot directly to the scalp). Should I worry?
On the other hand, I'm very surprised because when I was trying to read other similar experiences about shaving down soon after post op, I read that in beard (facial) transplants you are able to shave (with razor!) at day 9. I wonder if that is not too irritating and much worse that I did. Let's say that it calmed me dow thinking about that. Or is it different based on the sort of hair transplantation?
For the longest time I've been looking into having my transplant scars( from 3 surgeries) camouflaged. But decided in another 15 years I may feel like I made another mistake.I've been wanting to shave my head for the longest time as I continue it thin out on top. About a month ago I finally built up the courage tO say f it and shaved my head. I went to the barber and waited 5 minutes outside before I could get my nerve up to go in. I usually shave my head with a number 4 guard myself but Figured the only way I would ever do it if I went to someone else. After she shaved my head ( buzzer no guard) she asked me if I knew I had a scar back here. I told her what it was from and I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. Finally I told someone other than my family. And I keep telling people, I am sick of trying to fix a big mistake I did over 15 years ago. I just want to live my life and not care what people think. This may not be for everyone and I'd be lying if I said it was easy but I feel everyday it will get easier. I I just wanted to post this because I have gotten a lot of useful info on this website and wanted to give support to anyone who feels like they are in the same boat. Because my hair is black my scars are very noticeable. I am not saying all transplants are bad,i it just didn't work out for me. I just wish I hadn't intervened in my own hairloss. This is something that I feel I had to do to move on...
Quick query-for those people that get hair transplants for the frontal hairline, many may prefer to hide their maturing transplanted hair until it has fully matured-rather then have wispy, patchy hair on show at their hairline.
Would it be possible to shave this immature hair off (e.g. with a facial shaving razor) for a period until it becomes mature enough that it would blend in with the natural hair (meaning the hair would be mature when it starts growing in/before it is visible to others)? Or would this damage the grafts?