I had a hair transplant about a 2 years ago, mostly around my temperal area and a minimal amount in the very front of my hairline.
I have a question about scarring. My donor scar is fine and doesn’t bother me, but where each hair was transplanted the skin is raised just slightly so it’s like i have very tiny little bumps all over my temples and the front of my hairline. They are tiny enough that i assume most people never notice, but if I look in bright lighting I feel that it’s very obvious, at least to me.
I figured they would become less raised over time, but they are still there. I have become self conscious about being under bright overhead lights and even about being outside when the sun is bright without a hat. It’s really messing with my head, no pun intended. But seriously, it’s taking quite a toll on my self esteem.
Is there anything I can do that would just smooth the little tiny bumps, like laser therapy? or would that just make things worse and remove hair?
Any advice would be very greatly appreciated.
This problem was common in the old days, when doctors placed larger grafts in the transplant area. Your doctor may have left too much skin on the graft surface and had them elevated at the time of the transplant surgery.
Lasers to the skin might kill off the hair. Dermabrasion will probably discolor the skin in the area that it is abraded. I have seen many examples of people who had scalp skin abrasion. I would think that careful ‘shaving’ of the bump would reduce or eliminate the bumps, but this would have to be done by an expert in the field and it would be a tedious procedure under local anesthesia. You would likely have to have your head hair brought down to skin level (shaved close) to get the bumps addressed.