Hello. I had an FUT procedure done at [name removed] about 8 months ago. I see visible, what look like holes on my recipient area from overhead lighting, almost like scarring. Obviously, I wasn’t expecting this as I had heard that new techniques show no visible recipient scarring or mini holes. Will this EVER heal in time, because now i am freaking out about it. If so, how long does this take to go away?
In addition, my hair is darker on the sides than the top so the recipient hair does not match in color. Will this change in time? My doctor tells me the sun will change it and it will eventually grow in lighter at the roots but I don’t know if I trust anything they say anymore.
I wish I had never done this and don’t know where to go from here. Any answers and direction would be very helpful because I am freaked out now.
Generally by 8 to 12 months most of your hair transplants should have grown and you should not have the visible holes or scarring that you are describing. As you do, then this is probably permanent. Sometimes certain patients are more prone to scarring than others, but that is not what you seem to be describing and it is very, very, very rare in the recipient area. With respect to hair color, your hair color should generally match the hair on the back and sides of your head.
Obviously it is very difficult and practically impossible to give personalized advice this way. If I viewed the recipient site ‘holes’ you are talking about, what you call ‘holes’, I may call something else. If you like to have a formal consult, I would be happy to review your case. Please call my office at 800-NEW-HAIR to arrange this or send photos to the address on the contact page (reference this posting, please). You pictures and your correspondence with us will be maintained confidential (it is also the law that protects privacy).