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    But to answer your question it would not impact the doctor at all, but I would advise against SMP because it sucks and its a waste of money. Do an FUE.

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    Thanks for the reply man. It would be great if I could hear more about your experience. Sent you a friend request as I assume that's how I can send you a pm?

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    Well you made it to this thread so you are already on the path to success. What other questions do you have?

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    Did you consider scar excision such as a trichophytic closure? I started reading though this thread and NE guy mentioned a 50/50 chance for improvement in his. Don't like those odds!

    My scar is slightly raised (though I'm sure that is normal for scars ?) Did you get injections or anything to make your scar flat and soft before fue?

    Did you use anything supplementary such as things like prp, acell , cortisone shots etc?

    My scar is about 4cm long by 1cm wide. Do you reckon it would take more than 1 session ? the grafts required have been in the 100-300 range. I'm in Europe and and have been in touch with bisanga and lorenzo amongst others. Lorenzo has some very good scar repair videos on youtube which gives me confidence!

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    Did not consider excision. I would not do that as it could make it worse. I did nothing for the scar other than FUE and smp (which was a waste if time/money).

    The doc used acell I think. 100-200 sounds right but u may only get like 60-70% growth. So it usually takes 2 or 3 sessions to get it matching density.

    Also, when you graft into a scar it will make your scar healthier by increasing blood supply. This will make it resemble normal skin more than it does in its current state.

    I dont know those doctors and can only comment on my experience with dr Joe at Shapiro.

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    Thanks dude

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    Default Northeastguy updated

    Its been so long since I've followed up here. Basically i moved on with my life i suppose. At some point enough was enough. These are most recent and Un-doctored. The outside photo is a one guard… Almost a little too short and if you look you can see something. I get away best with a 1.5 guard. If I use temporary micro pigmentation, it blends perfectly… However, I need to repeat it often I’m just not willing to go through it. If there are questions I’ll do my best to respond on a regular basis.
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    @northeastguy - just stumbled on this thread, not sure how I missed it previously, but its definitely given me some newfound optimism. Congrats on your progress and thank you for documenting over the years!

    For you and anyone else - I’m a little stuck and wanted to throw something out there…

    I had 2000 FUT about a dozen years ago, looking (like most on this particular thread) to keep it short.

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    After 300 FUE's into scar:
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    At #1 guard, I'm happy with the right third of the scar
    At #.5 guard, I'm happy with the left third of the scar

    I'm curious about attacking just part of the scar, in an attempt to break up or distort that long linear line.

    Couple things that crossed my mind:
    1. Do another FUE, but target the hairs directly in, above, and below the scar? There are hairs that have grown back through the original scar (trico closure) thicker and at a different angle. Maybe removing some of those in one section would break up the line.

    2. Possibly have a very small (<1") FUT in the center - cut out the most problematic part of the scar. Live with a tiny bare scar (lots of people have small visible scars on their shaved heads). Again, this is an attempt to break up that long scar.

    3. Something else?

    Thinking maybe attacking just a section would at least help break up that long straight, unnatural line.

    Appreciate this thread, and appreciate any thoughts or inputs. Thank you--

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    Do not do FUT. I’m assuming you have not done anything as of yet? IF the scar is flat start FUE. have them remove some of the grafts from heavy density areas along scar lines and evenly place them. Rest from donor area. Plan on minimum 2 passes. 3 will be best.

    My advice, stick to a 1 guard….with the grafting in the scar at that length it hides the best and still a clean look.

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    Did you Trico or SMP?

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