I have fair skin and thick dark hair (shafts). I am afraid that with the contrast in color between my hair and skin that if too many grafts were taken from my donor area it would be much more noticable than someone with light hair and light skin, where there is much less contrast.
I've seen some of the photos in the forum and have tried to see as many (post-surgery) photos of donor sites of people with dark hair and light skin (not very many), and the results look good, but im still kinda skeptical... how can you take so much hair from one area and move it to a thinning/bald area and still make both areas look natural and not make it noticable that surgery has been performed. I am actually very convinced that the recipient area will look good, but the donor area is still bothering me... I like to have my hair very short, Im shaving it right now, but after my procedure Id like to grow it out 1/4 to 1 inch or be able to still keep it pretty closely shaved and not have to worry that people can see missing hair from my donor area.
I had a consultation at the Atlanta office a couple/few years back and they told me I had a very good donor area, which is great and most recently (via photo consult) I was told I need 1500-1800 grafts over the front third of my head, but Im pretty sure that over the years i will need more procedures to keep up with my hairloss, and then what about the crown?? -these are the main reasons why I am so concerned about the donor site looking natural....
So anyway, some discussion about this would be great, and if there are any other post-op/post-healing photos of donor sites any one wants to upload so I can see them it would really help calm my nerves... Thanks!!!