I had an FUE surgery performed around 10 weeks ago in Europe. However, my hair transplant Dr has not been very helpful in post-patient care. Because of my concerns, I have since become quite depressed and worried about the future success of the transplant.
So I now I hope you can assist me, being on the other side of the world, there are few people here available that could help (I am from Australia). Specifically, do you think I have cobblestoning in my recipient area? Or a nasty case of follicultis? I have sensitive skin and it has stayed pink since surgery, so I was hoping you could address some of my concerns through the attached images.
If so, what recommendations could you make to removing the redness and/or follicultus/red dots?
Also, are the little pits around the hairs normal that are trying to break out? Do these go away with time? There are some dark hairs breaking through and lots of light blonde ones too.
Thank you very much for your help. Feel free to use my pictures.
If you have issues after a hair transplant surgery (or any surgery) you need to follow up with your doctor/surgeon. In your case, you traveled to another continent for your surgery, but you should be able to email some photos to your doctor and speak with him/her over the phone. It’s unfortunate that your doctor hasn’t been helpful to you after your procedure.
In general, redness and folliculitis can develop with any hair transplant surgery and sometimes it just needs a good physician follow-up. This may involve something as simple as warm compresses, to something like a course of antibiotics. The reddened areas can persist for a few months on rare occasions.
I suspect you may be overreacting, but to find out exactly what is going on, an examination by a doctor is your best bet. You can always get a second opinion (visit the physician search at ISHRS.org for other doctors in Australia).