In the past, you have stated that post-op redness in the recipient area will linger longer in individuals that are histamine positive. I have very fair skin, and I am histamine positive based on the scratch test. Currently, I am 5 months out from surgery, which consisted of dense packing 3000 grafts in the front third of my scalp.
What do you recommend to speed up the process in order to eliminate the lingering pinkness that I am still experiencing? I have also put a call into my surgeon for his opinion, but would definitely like to have your opinion as well.
Thanks in advance!
The use of limited amounts of hydrocortisone cream may help, but long term use is not healthy. I am hesitant to make specific recommendations to you as I have not seen you and therefore cannot make a judgment for you. My general approach is to point a direction on what to do, but hopefully you will get to your doctor for specific advice appropriate for your needs.