You could get a scar revision where the doc does cut out the scar and resuture it. This helps. Then you can get Fue placed into the scar. And yes FUE is a new technique, but well proven. In years to come, my guess it will be the only technique used by all doctors. FUE is recomended for those that are young because it enables you to shave your head because there is not strip scar, but many small extraction scars. Look around on this website and you will find many examples of FUE (Dr. Cole calles it FIT = basically same thing). However, even after a scar revision and densely packed FUE placed into the scar, I have never seen a case that could shave their head below a #2 guard on a clipper. Definately will not be able to razor shave your head.
The top notch HT doctors are whome you should seek out for a scar revision. They have much practice with them. A dermatologist wont be able to do much for you and a general plastic surgeon typically do not do HT related work. A qualified HT doc is an experienced derm, qualified cosmetic surgeon, and experience HT repairman all wrapped up in one.
Get on the internet and start researching, you will find all the answers you need.
Another thing, I feel that you are panicing with you HT. You will not see growth with a strip until about the 4th month mark adn this is early. Also, shcockloss is something that occurs when grafts are transplanted in areas that still have exisiting hairs. This means that old hair falls out due to the trauma fo teh procedure. Soemtimes it grows back, sometimes it doesn't. The hair around the scar will become thin for a while as the scar heals, but because it is donor hair, it should grow back. Patience - you doctor should have explained all this to you.
I'm not sure what the regulations are on this site in terms of referring you to certain places for research, but I'm going to do it and if it is not allowed - i do apologize ahead of time to IHTI, FOr Hair, and Fitlocks...
check out www.hairlosshelp.com/forums/
- these two should answer all your questions if you put the time in. As well as the forum here which is very helpful.
Dr.Cole is one of the best and has an outstanding reputation.
If your in Boston - Dr. Feller also has a good reputation - he is in New York. Do not let travel impeed your decision for help.
My suggestion is to wait bad for your first procedure to heal and grow before seeking help.