Thank you for the response Bill.
You are right about my skin tone, that and the fact that scarring for me has never really been a major issue. I have a tendency to heal well from scrapes and cuts. I even had 5 stiches on my forehead as a young kid and the scarring is practically invisible.
I am more worried about the condition of my skin underneath these grafts and what it is going to look like once they are removed. ie. pinning, cobble stoning ect. After consulting with two top doctors in the field and coming back with the same objective conclusion - that electrolysis or lasing is not a viable option for me (unfortunately). They it would not be recommended based on the condition that my skin is already in. The two options presented were FUEing some off or cutting them completely out. The former would be much less drastic than the later obviously - and I feel like I really need to do something. Since a lot of my repair work requires a skilled FUE surgeon I was leaning on the aforementioned "doctor' whose name I am not allowed to post on this forum for reasons I am not sure...since he is known to be a wizard when it comes to FUE. Although I have consulted with Cooley and I am looking into Dr. Bisanga from Topcat hair repair.
I just want to put myself in the best possible position to get the best possible repair surgery that I can. Which from the doctors I have consulted will be FUE graft removal of some of the bad plugs - possible plug re distribution, A cell therapy and filling in my FUT scar. If you have any recommendations on other doctors or avenues I should look into, I would be happy to hear it. I am lucky to still have a lot of hair on my head, I would love to actually style it again or take advantage of it without all these awful coarse grafts covering it in the front. I would love to put all of this behind me and appreciate what I have while I have it and if I lose hair in the future...so be it. Ce la vie. I wish I could go back in time and never get the horrible FUT procedure I that got...but I can't go back. All I can do is try and move forward.
Thanks everyone. Does anyone know when the most growth is suppose to grow. I was thinking between 4-5 months but it could be 5-6 months
I have a lot of small bumps where you can see the hair about to bust through so I’m thinking 4-5 months will be my best growth
Honestly, the results don’t look impressive, but you had the grafts spread across the entire scalp. Unfortunately, with the grafts spread out like that, you were never going to get a dense result.
The crown itself requires over 3,000 grafts and you would still likely see scalp under harsh lights. This is because hairs lay flat around the whirl, so the hairs don’t cover the scalp as well.
Think of it like this, a corn 🌽 patch with the corn stalks all standing upwards will cover the ground and dirt from an aerial view. Now, imagine the corn stalks are layed all flat on the ground, this will expose the ground and make the dirt visible. This is why crown density is so hard to achieve.
With that said, you did see improvement and I would say typical for the area covered. You likely had 1,000-1,500 grafts in the crown itself and the rest in the midscalp.