I had grafts put in about 12 years ago, the method that was used left me with many large white holes in the back of my head in the donor area. My goal is to shave my head completely and not see those white marks. Is there a way to get rid of them? Something you can do? What about Lasers as well? By the way, what are those white marks called? It is not a strip scar but it has another name.
Thank you very much….
I suspect that you are talking about the drill holes that were the original way to harvest the grafts. Originally, the doctors used a hollow drill (maybe an old model of a Black and Decker) to make drill holes to core out the hairy donor skin. Some doctors never sutured these closed, leaving huge holes which filled in with white scar tissue that reflected that the wounds were left open (the process of healing is called secondary intention healing). There is little you can do about them.
They can be filled in with transplants taken out with the FUE technique or tattoos can also possibly work, but the problem is that when your hair turns white as you age, the tattooed hair will remain close to the original color (black or brown, perhaps) and over time I would suspect it’ll start to blur. In other words, I think that for a short term solution, you could create a long term problem with the tattoo.