Your blog is incredibly insightful and useful, can’t believe its a free resource. I’ve had a strip excision, my question is that there is one area directly above the scar line, about 3 cms wide and maybe 3 cms high (where scar is probably about 20 cms long) that feels raised and different. if I run my finger from below the scarline in that area up and over you can feel how that area becomes distinctly raised even sometime after transplant. the other areas above the scar dont have that feeling. could it be a trapped nerve ? and how easy is it to treat ? my doctor (even though giving good cosmetic hair results) doesn’t have your diagnostic capabilities. thank you !
First, with regard to the free service, I have never turned down money offers or checks in the mail. I haven’t received any, but still… :)
You raise a series of questions that pose different problems. Some people heal with elevated scars that are like mini-keloids (heaped up scar tissue on the skin edge). These scars can be difficult to control and the wider they are, the more difficult they are to treat. Steroids injected into the scar helps on those that are fresh (under 6 months old). When you don’t have feeling about the scar, if it is just the area within an inch of the scar, it may be attributable to cut nerves, which occur in everyone who has had a strip. The feeling usually returns in weeks of months after the surgery. If the area is more extensive, like a hand’s width, then you may have a cut major nerve trunk. The nerve may be cut or just squeezed in the scar tissue. You will need a skilled surgeon to make the diagnosis.