I have had too many hair restoration procedures, the doctor told me last week. Now I am struggling to manage this big bald area on the back of my head. I saw (what I think was) a good doctor who said that the entire back of my head was solid scar. Any suggestions?
I am assuming that having long hair does not cover the scarred area. One might consider the use of tattoo treatments to the donor area, starting off with a temporary henna tattoo in the balding donor area with a color that closely matches your hair color. Be sure that the tattoo artist who does it, does it will a stipple effect so that it looks like hair (not like the picture on the right). The henna tattoo is temporary and usually goes away in a few weeks and if it works (temporary) then you could step up and have it permanently done. I have seen a few people who have done this and it covered reasonably well but it is best woven with some hair to augment the effect. Be careful and be sure that you use somone who is knowledgeable in henna, as there are some potentially harmful variations out there. I’m not a henna expert, so I am just going by what I’ve read (for more, see Wikipedia – Henna).
You generally need some hair in the scar and most of the time a limited transplant into the scarred scalp can put enough hair to blend with the tattoo, It might be worth a try and with a temporary tattoo there as there is no long-term risk.