Hi Dr. Lam,
Very informative forum!
I was wondering if you can help me...I had a hair transplant in 2003 which left me with an approximately 6 inch long/5mm wide, slightly raised and still a bit red linear scar on my scalp. Unfortunately, I'm still losing hair in a diffuse norwood 5-6 pattern and would love to be able to shave my head. What would be the best course of action to revise the scar and make it less noticeable?
I've been to see both plastic surgeon and cosmetic dermatologist here in California and both thought it could be improved to a large degree. The proposed treatment was a broken line revision with a double layer of stitches. The top layer done carefully around the hair follicles in a zig zagy line. For aftercare, silicon cream and possibly steroid to prevent raising. Then using a laser to get rid of the redness. I'd appreciate your opinion and how you'd attack something like this.