Over-harvested donor area? Done in recommended expensive clinic. Minimal Redness but very area on the donor "square"
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Over-harvested donor area
no , it is not over harvested...photos say me that there is no problem for donor area for that time . after 3 months donor site will be much better , redness decrease and hair mass will increase ..
Over harvesting may be a problem with Follicular Unit Extraction. If you are having issues, it is best to contact your
Over harvesting may be a problem with Follicular Unit Extraction. If you are having issues, it is best to contact your doctor.
FUE over harvesting
Photos can be deceptive but I can see what you are talking about. However at 1 month post procedure you would only expect about 1cm growth of hair so it is early days yet. I suggest you give it a few more weeks and then have a haircut to try and even it out.
It is possible to get shock loss in the donor area and if this was the case it might take 3-4 months for the hairs to start growing again.
Certainly you should show the appearance of your donor area to your hair transplant surgeon and get their opinion. If they are a reputable clinic they will look after you.
One option if the discrepancy remains after 6 months would be to do some more harvesting around the thinned out area to even things out but this will then limit your options for further recipient area hair restoration in the future.
In the interim, coloured hair sprays are likely to be very effective in camouflaging the problem.
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Over harvested donor area
It seems that you understand the problem. Balding in the donor area comes from over harvesting. The only treatment for this is scalp micropigmentation which we do all of the time for this problem
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