Thanks for your question. There are several factors that affect scarring - one of which is the OUTER dimension of the punch (typically dimensions that are quoted refer to the inside diameter), another are patient characteristics. Typically a larger punch will increase the chance of a wider scar.
what do you mean no guarantee in scar revision? i haven't really looked into this..but i have heard of it. i have only 1 scar..but my wife has seen it more than i have (she cuts my hair). she says it's not very wide and not awful...but what does she know. =) FUE stills seems like the more logical/long term way to go, but i still want to explore EVERY option before i make a final decision.
I hear ya..... I look back now (I'm 42) and I've obsessed about my hair loss for the last 20 years. It ****s up your self esteem more than anything I can think of. I'm just looking foward to moving on from the whole thing. I just set up an appointment with Dr Cole to do some scar grafting on my lower scar and add some density to my temple areas to basically finish up my recipient sites. I'll deal with the upper scar in 6 months or so.
Scar width is how wide was the scar from top to bottom.. 3mm, 6mm wide? the length is the distance it went from one side to the other. Mine is about 5-6mm wide. I am thinking about using hasson and wong to do a strip revision on that scar. I'm trying to get a general idea of how much wong was able to shrink it.
I dont think I can ever accept going bald. It's not gonna happen. Worst case scenario I'll go to dr. Gho in Holland. It might fall out again but the donor area will regenerate new hair, which can be used again for another HT. It's expensive and I don't know where I'm going to come up with all that money but I'm not going to just sit down and let this curse ruin the rest of my life.
I really don't know anything about what you're asking (scar width). All I know is the doctor before him didn't do a good job on the scar and it was easier to see but dr. Wong fixed it.
Dr. Wong did a good job actually on the scar. I had a bigger than usual scar from the previous 2 HTs (in LA) and it didn't look good but he fixed it for me.
I sometimes tell myself I'm only losing native hair but it's kind hard to believe I'm only losing native hair. I mean more than 4000 grafts in the first quarter of the head (hairline and temples) should be more than enough to give you good density. The other thing, I remember I had a lower hairline especially in the temples after my 3rd HT and now it looks receded and thin again. Yes, I did have a lot of native hair when I began my HTs but there's no doubt I'm losing transplanted hairs too. My only hope is I don't lose it all.
Even the doctor told me a small minority of people lose their transplanted hair and he thought that was the problem in my case. You can look it up online. There are similar cases and posts by men. It's the sad truth that no HT patient wants to hear.
I don't have an issue with H&W. I just have a special curse from god. Basically I've had 4 1/2 HTs, all with different doctors including H&W (totalling more than 4000 grafts) over the past decade, all in the frontal area but I keep losing a lot of the transplanted hair and eventually the area becomes thinner. This has nothing to do with H&W and it turns out there's a small minority of people who lose their transplanted hair with time. That's why I'm considering FUE because I can't keep getting strips taken out. That's the problem I have.