Can you get a Hair Transplant Procedure into a Burn Scar?


Having attractive, gorgeous and strong hair is a great blessing of God. Our poor lifestyle and some bad habits can be a major reason for ruining our hair. And can lead to hair damage, hair thinning and eventually hair loss.

Have Burn Scars on your Scalp:

Mild or moderate hair loss may not seem unattractive or uncomfortable as the scalp is usually not that visible in such cases but some people have hair loss due to birthmarks or burn scars on their scalp. And it is no doubt a more embarrassing experience, as compared to usual hair loss.

If you are a victim of visible birthmarks or burn scars which were caused due to an accident or any other mishap then you are definitely familiar with that insecure feeling. But that doesn’t mean that you should start using out-dated treatments or tricks to hide your burn scar on your scalp.

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Out-Dated Treatments can’t Hide Burn Scar on your Scalp:

Out-dated treatments include medications, home remedies, tattoos, wigs, extensions, and some hair hacks or tips. You should avoid these tips and tricks to temporary hide your scalp as you may have to suffer from the long term side effects such as scarring, irritation, soreness, inflammation and many more.

So if you are looking for a treatment which can help you in hiding your burn scar permanently then you should get hair transplant surgery. Now you have a question in your mind that:

Can you get a Hair Transplant Procedure to hide your Burn Scar or not?

Well yes….!!! FUE hair transplant procedure is able to permanently hide the scars on your scalp; no matter you have burn scars, birthmark scars or a scar from surgery. FUE hair transplant surgery can hide it with your own natural looking hair.

FUE Hair Transplant:

FUE hair transplant is a safest, most effective treatment to hide your burn scars. It would provide you long lasting and realistic results in a short span of time.

Now you might be confused due to this question, which is running through the mind that:

Will FUE hair transplant surgery leave white or pink spots or the extraction of your hair from your donor area would be detectable with a very short haircut or not?

Following are the 02 factors that contribute in avoiding such complications:

  • The size of the punch tool.
  • The overall pattern of the extraction

1.      The Size of the punch tool:

In FUE hair transplant, the size of the punch tool is 8mm. And as soon as the scars which are made while performing the hair transplant surgery are healed then your donor area will completely scarless. And you will be comfortable to have a short haircut, as the burn scars at your scalp will be hidden under your new hair and be completely unnoticeable.

2.      Overall extraction Pattern:

Another factor is that, if the overall extraction method is performed carefully then nobody would be able to detect any difference in your donor areas of the scalp.

If you get a FUE hair transplant surgery from the hair transplant clinic then you won’t have to be worry about the scarring during the procedure, or the burn scars are completely covered or not. Because the hair transplant clinic has skilled, well-trained hair transplant surgeons and they have proficiency in the extraction and implantation of the hair follicles.

Consultation with the Hair Transplant Surgeon at the Hair Transplant Centre:

Arrange an appointment with the hair transplant surgeon at the hair transplant clinic. The hair transplant surgeon will examine your scalp and hair very cautiously, including your donor and recipient areas.

·         Cause, Severity, and Type of your Hair Loss:

Afterwards, the hair transplant surgeon will tell you the underlying cause which has contributed in causing your hair loss, type and the severity of your hair or how much grafts it would take to hide the scarred area.

·         Candidacy for a Hair Transplant Surgery:

Then the hair transplant surgeon will affirm you for the candidacy for the hair transplant after examining your donor hair supply at the back and sides of your scalp.

If you fulfill all the conditions to become a good candidate for a hair transplant surgery and also have sufficient amount of donor’s hair, then the hair transplant surgeon may recommend you to get FUE hair transplant in Dubai from the hair transplant clinic.

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Injection of Steroids into your Burn Scars:

If your burn scar is thicker as compared to your actual skin, then the hair transplant surgeon will inject a steroid to your affected area of the scalp, before performing the FUE hair transplant procedure.

Once the steroids are injected into your burn scars, then the FUE hair transplant procedure of will be performed under the administration of local anesthesia.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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