Im sorry to hear that your face has not healed , i had my 3rd op 12 days ago my face has no marks at all, now 2800 grafts extracted , still not wet shaved though as not quite 2 weeks and like to leave it longer as per post op instructions
have you got any pictures ? also what treatments have you had , i have read mixed reports re lasers fraxel ,
Thats awsome I'm glad you have had such great results. 2800 fues is a tremendous amount of hair for scar repair and I'm sure that has made a life changing impact for you. I had 900 and if I had recovered normally I would have liked to have gone back for 2 more much like yourself. I can tell from what the 900 fues did for me that probably I needed a total of 2500 or so to really have life changing type results.This is a wonderful proceedure for people like ourselves who were really scared for life. For me I guess you are always going to have that one in hundred or one in a thousand patient that ends up with some real issues. Just the way it goes, hair transplantation ruined my life in 1985 and this was just some more "piling on" by this thing we call life.
Very sad to hear after 2 years Royroy that it has not healed well. Wish I had a good answer for you, I always look towards nutrition but after 2 years I doubt that is going to be of any help. You did say something about laser or dermabrasion did you pursue that and if so what was the result? Have you considered maybe a smaller procedure as a way of moving forward? For me it s been a very long road so far especially since my last procedure was almost 2 years ago but I would rather just go slow and be safe.
Good to hear from you again. Yes I have had quite a bit of Fraxel and frankly have tried everything under the sun including cold laser, lymph massaging, microneedling, vibrating hand massager, suction cups, accell/PRP injection, cotizone injections, accupuncture, etc,..... I am not "healed" but I should at least say that I am quite a bit improved then say this time last year or even a few months ago. My situation is a long story and my condition has kind of baffled pretty much everyone. Good news is that I would say my skin has really healed and is in pretty good shape. I dont really have what you would call noticable external scarring. I really dont have permenant type holes or pits in the skin anymore. The skin surface looks fairly healthy. This is a big improvement because even 8 -12 months after surgery my skin looked like it might not heal.
My problem now is almost exclusively a persistent puffy swelling appearence. I still kind of have chip munk cheeks though they contimue to very, very slowly get smaller. At one time I looked like a circus freak with huge chipmunk cheeks. Now I think I just look like maybe someone who is normal but maybe 10 yrs older then me with the appearence of "jowls". I believe what I have learned (and this is just an opinion) is that I have a lymph retention issue. There is probably internal scar tissue that blocks the lymph system from functioning properly in the surgical area and therefore I have swelling/puffyness in these areas. Basically it appears that when I am able to break that scar tissue down (which is a slow, slow process) a little of the blockage subsides and I will see a reduction in the liquid looking puffiness. The most effective "routine" I have settled on is this. I have medium intensity fraxel on my face. I sleep with compression on my face for the first two weeks. I do manual lymph massaging of my face about 3 times a day. So I am breaking down scar tissue then helping to stimulate the lymph flow to carry away the "waste". Kind of like mining with a pick axe and taking stone away one wheel barrow at a time. I was going to a lymp specialist 2 times a week for maybe half a year. It really helped IMO but i am now doing the messaging myself.
This may sound depressing and sometimes I get very low but "knock on wood' there is one positive. I am always "improving". I have looked better after each of the last 22 months. Its very slow and very methodical but treatment does have an effect. I will just keep plugging away and I really feel confident that I will get to a point were the internal tissue structure of my face is "softened" up enough were I will not have lymph blockage. Anyhow I know that was a long story but I havent posted in quite a while.
I don't want to take away from SL's thread here but keep us updated as it's all about informing others. You know that comment you made about 10 years older and puffed up cheeks brings only one thing to my mind and that is Rogaine a commone side effect. But it doesn't sound like you use it at least I don't think so.