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I am two weeks post FUE of just under 1400 grafts. Everything has gone  as planned except for one thing, and maybe I’m impatient and expecting too much.  But I assumed at two weeks I wouldn’t be able to see dots in the donor area.  My hair is gray and maybe that doesn’t help?  But if the light strikes it just right, I can see the dots from the FUE.  I know it’s not all that obvious, but for some reason I’ve started to freak out that it won’t fill in and this is my new reality.  I generally wear my hair at a # 2 clipper, and I don’t think at 14 days it’s reached that length, but nonetheless I’m extremely anxious.  Thoughts?  Am I on track and it’ll fill more, or is there reason to be nervous.

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Your pics aren’t too clear. I can’t even tell if they r scabs. Who was ur doc? What did they say?

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Sorry the pic isn’t clear.  They aren’t scabs and they appear darker in  the picture because of the flash I think.  They are actually kinda pinkish I guess?its only visible if I tilt my head into the light, but that’s enough to freak me out.  Today is day 14.   My doctor is Dr. Buchwach of Kansas City.  I’m calling him today so I’ll post what he says later.

 

update:  sent pic to my doctor. He said it’s still healing and dots will fade in time, hair will continue to fill in.  But I’m going in tomorrow morning for a follow up appointment.

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They look like the donor scabs (dried blood) which are different than recipient scabs. Plaster your donor with moisturiser and see if they come off.

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I know they look like scabs in the picture, but they aren’t. They’re just flesh colored spots really.  And I understand they will fade with time.  But I assumed that at two weeks my hair would hide it. And it does unless you get just the right angle and light, then you can see them.  I think my hair is still less than 1/4 inch so I’m praying that in the next week or two it’ll be better. 

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Its normal after 2 weeks, it takes much longer for each individual case besides your hair has not even had enough time to grow in your doner . When it does uou wont notice anything. You could put aloe vera or a cooling gel from your pharmacy or health store on your doner to tone down the redness more quickly than the normal healing process its just a mattet of being patient.

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I know they look like scabs in the picture, but they aren’t. They’re just flesh colored spots really.  And I understand they will fade with time.  But I assumed that at two weeks my hair would hide it. And it does unless you get just the right angle and light, then you can see them.  I think my hair is still less than 1/4 inch so I’m praying that in the next week or two it’ll be better. 

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Thanks Paddy,

That’s what my wife said too.  But it helps to hear it from someone else. I guess two weeks ago today I was shaved bald and still oozing so it actually has come a long way in two weeks.

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Hopefully your punch size was around 0.8 mm.  Send us some better pictures in a couple weeks.  I'm sure you will see a lot of improvement.


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