Hi Dr Rassman,
Does hair from the neck change structure when it gets on the top of the head? And how long will that take if it does ? I mean does hair fit in properly with your original hair in the front of your head or is there a permanent difference ? The micro “scars” you will get in recipient area will they ever heal 100 % ? If you later in life choose to shave your head can one notice something on the skin in recipient area ? Best regards
Scars are scars and they always show. Depending upon what type of scars and where they are placed, the scars may be less obvious. Scars in the neck always widen and are always visible. The neck hairs used for transplants are often lost with time as these hairs are not permanent like the hair above, in the back and sides of the head. Transplanted hairs usually follow what they looked like from where they were taken. On rare occasions, the hair becomes wavy or curly. I remember one case where a patient’s transplanted hair became kinky, and he loved it. It was what he wanted and that made me happy because I always want to please the patient (but I personally did not like the look). Clearly, the grown characteristics are not in the control of the doctor when a hair transplant is done. The good news is that changes beyond what the original characteristics of the hair are rare.