I am devastingly depressed from my strip procedure…I made a very very bad mistake by doing a “fill in” procedure when I was 27 (something I regret more than anything) not realizing I would eventually get 2 other procedures of over 1000 grafts later and have a scar that I can not cut my hair short or shave my head…
I am having suicidal thoughts and wish I never did this at all..Id give anything to have no scars and just shave my head like I should have done. I was too young, uneducated and stupid at the time I made the decision for the first procedure. Now my friends with less hair than I have, Im jealous of.
Is there anyway to cover up this strip scar with FUE? DOes the donor area have to be shaved to do this? Will it cover it enough to cut my hair short again? Should I wait for potential hair multiplication someday?
Your opinion and expertise is appreciated. Im overwhelmed here..please help
Thoughts of suicide are a major red flag for me. When depression leads to such thoughts, then medical intervention is needed. You need to connect to your family doctor and discuss these thoughts, so that he/she can help you deal with a far more important issue than what is going on on the top of your head.
I do empathize with the trauma that you describe. From a medical and surgical viewpoint, these problems are not difficult to deal with, but they should take a back seat to your mental health. Just to list a series of options that may apply to your scar, they include: fascial techniques to reduce scars, transplants with FUE to fill in scars, and a Trichophytic closure technique that allows hair to grow through the scar, and camouflaging the scars to reduce their detectability. This is not meant to be a comprehensive listing, but just enough to tell you that once you get your mind clear and focused and can manage your suicidal thoughts, there are many options that can be considered for you.
With regard to things like hair multipication and cloning, I am disheartened when I read the rumors on the web telling that these technologies are around the corner. They are still quite a ways away from becoming a reality. See the Hair Cloning category for more.