Thirty years ago I had 4 or 5 sessions hair transplant sessions done using the old punch graph method. For most of those years I was fairly satisfied. Lately that has not been the case. The appearance of corn rows is starting to show in the front and it is getting harder to cover up the donor area in the back. Twenty years ago I spoke to a specialist in Philadelphia who disappointed in the methods used in my procedures and he implied that I was not a good candidate for future transplants. If this is the case I would prefer to shave my head instead of continuing trying to cover up, which can only become more problematic in future years.
The scarring at the donor site is a concern. Are there any procedures to reduce this scarring? Thank you in advance for any information and/or advice you can give me based on this limited description.
As you undoubtedly know, everyone is different and unique so I really cannot comment on your particular case without examining you. Many patients who had 4-5 sessions of the old hair plugs have heavily depleted donor areas, and a skilled surgeon with experience in this field can often soften the plugs by harvesting the recipient plugs as well as redistribute some of the remaining donor area. If you want to explore options, please send me photos and set up at the least a phone consultation with me.
There is no simple answer to your problems, and each person must be evaluated one on one before recommendations can be made. This goes for both repairing/removing the “corn rows” and seeing what can be done about fixing the donor scars.