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I am 27 days post FUE transplant. Shedding is underway, revealing some irregularity in the skin of the recipient area. People said I seemed obsessed or that I had body dysmorphic disorder in another thread. While that may be the case, a separate issue is whether I have pitting. I’ll be going into business meetings with many people in the coming months, and I am wondering if my skin will continue to have these little divots, or whether they will probably smooth out / go away. Take a look, and let me know what you think. To me it looks like I have lots of little pits, which is not typical of the transplant pics I’ve seen.

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No, it all looks fine and appears to have healed well.  It will look bumpy like that for a couple of months at least.


4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

My HT results thread from 1st procedure.

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doesn’t look super alarming to me. it will look better once hair starts growing through those “pits” you’re calling them

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At roughly 4 weeks post-op, this is not un-normal.

Try using some enriched aloe vera cream on the area several times per day and you will see some improvement.

It would not hurt to ask your surgeon this just to make sure it's fine with them.

Just make sure there are no additives and the cream is 100% aloe vera which is naturally herbal based.


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Thanks for the replies. I’ve been looking more at results and found that the appearance of pitting is very common in the first months after a hair transplant, and it goes away over the months. I bet persistent minor pitting is more common than people admit too.

I’ll use aloe vera cream.

Does anyone use retin-A cream on their recipient or donor zone?

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