I want to first start out by saying how I appreciate blogs like this on this website. To take this further, I’ve recently made one of the worst decisions ever by having a hair procedure done in one of those hair transplant franchise companies (in California). The biggest problem has been their lack of customer service and communication. I am very disappointed by the lack of care they would provide. I had the procedure done 2 months ago and I still feel confused with many of the processes that have happened and what to expect in the near future. I am in no way affiliated with these doctors here but already, I highly recommend them. As proof from the blogs and other actions, they seem to be more concerned and helpful to the patients, which I find highly valuable during the recovery of the procedure. I’m thankful there are good doctors like these around.
As I’m currently lost in many things about my recent procedure, one of the things that have gotten me nervous is this sensation I feel on my scalp. I’ve been going through some shock loss, particularly in the frontal part of the scalp. Sometimes, whenever I move that particular frontal area of the scalp (such as, when I yawn or look up) I would feel this tightness. Actually, it feels like I’m being poked by those grafts that are placed. My hunch is that this sensation is felt because the grafts have been densely packed and my scalp is just recovering from all those grafts being placed in there. I hope this symptom is normal and will go away soon. Is anyone aware of this?
It is far too early to even begin to assess your final results Charles, and the sensations you describe are likely to improve with time.
Your experience highlights why it is so critical for prospective patients to do a lot of homework before choosing a surgeon. This includes not just determining if the doctor is recommended by a legitimate hair site such as baldtruthtalk.com, but also seeing a lot of before and after photos and even meeting with patients who have had the procedure.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS