Life after a hair transplant comes with its high and low points. I just came through a low point and slowly picking myself back up. Just over a week ago I was worried that I was going to be found out, I could see little ingrowns on my scalp and I was a little taken back considering I thought I was in the clear, that I had been through the hard bit. I took action and booked an appointment with Dr Woods. My appointment was on Friday, but by than my hair “ingrown” issue was slowly disappearing.
I get to the Dr’s office just a little after 2pm, traffic can be a bitch when your lost and have no gps. The memory of the day of the procedure kicks in as I ring the door bell. Hard to believe it has already been 7 weeks.
The doc give me a smile and a hello and does not waste any time and moves my hair around to see how it is going. He says that it looks like I have lost a lot of the transplanted hair, but we decide to go the video to see the movement. However, before that we need to take video of where I am now. I sit down and we record the progress. The dr and I share a few laughs, and talk about life while his doing his thing. Afterwards we go to his office and review the footage.
We both agree that there are signs of improvement but there is still a long way
I ask him about the ingrowns. He states it’s normal and closely looks at my head and says there is nothing wrong with your scalp skin now. I breath a sign of relief. How did the ingrowns occur? The Dr explains that because when I was playing soccer I began to sweat and because the hair had not broken the surface of the scalp the sweat can not be released, causing a mark on the scalp, in the shape of an ingrown.
We watch the video and he tells me what I can already see, small steps in the right direction. His excited to see what will happen and we arrange a booking in 2 months to see further results. He says after the next visit lets decide if you want the extra 500 grafts. In my head I am thinking what a silly question… Of course I want it!
As always I will let the pictures speak for itself. Enjoy
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