What Can Be Done For This Bulging Artery That Developed After Hair Transplantation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a hair transplant procedure recently and they tried to build up my temple area with more hair follicles. After it was done not long after my left temporal artery began to bulge and now it’s staying that way and it’s look very much bothers me, especially when I workout. I’m desperate for a solution to remove the bulging artery but would not like a noticeable scar in its place. If you could help me I’d be very grateful.

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. That is the classic pattern of the superficial branch of the anterior temporal artery. That is treated by a multi level ligation technique through very small (5mm) incisions. Those incisions heal well and have never posed any adverse scarring issues. This is a procedure performed under local anesthesia with minimal recovery and no post ligation physical restrictions.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana