I’ve had three graft procedures – the first of these 6 years ago and the last 4 years ago. The results were not that great (I still look balding) though there is quite a bit of new hair overall.
This past year I’ve been considering having another procedure done. However, just lately i’ve been waking up once or twice a month to find very tiny-pin pricks of blood behind my hairline in the area where the grafts are – sometimes just one, sometimes two or more. Despite all the time that has passed since the procedures, I am concerned I am managing to somehow dislodge some of the (still vulnerable?) tiny grafts while I’m sleeping (I’m told I’ve been thrashing around a lot in my sleep the last few months due to various stress going on). Have looked on my pillow and cannot establish whether this is the case or not. However, it seems the only logical explanation I can think of …
Grateful for your comment.
Transplanted grafts are permanent, except for those that may have been taken from areas of the scalp where the hair may not be the permanent hair. These areas include grafts taken too high on the back of the head (where the donor area balds like it normally would) or from the neck (where the hair is not always permanent). But in your case, something else is going on and you need to see an expert to let you know what is happening. Could you be picking on it at night and not knowing that you are doing this?