Hair Transplant Scar Removal Procedure

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Hair transplants are not a new name anymore, and we all know someone who has got one. Nowadays, most people don’t hide if they undergo any cosmetic procedure. In the past, usually, the hair transplant scars gave it away that someone has got hair transplanted.

Hair transplant scars still bother people as they don’t look appealing. But the good news is that with advancements in the field, removing a hair transplant scar is not difficult now.

This article will explain everything about the hair transplant scar removal procedure. Continue reading to find out more.

Hair Transplant Scar

Hair transplants that using the Follicular Unit Transplant technique have fewer scars as compared to other methods. There is only a single cut that the surgeon draws at the back of the scalp. For removing this long and linear scar, fewer measures need to be taken.

In Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), things are different. After the follicles are extracted, they leave specific, round, and white scars (one for each removed unit). Although these scars are mostly non-detectable with no cosmetic consequences, they still bother some people.

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Techniques to Fix Scars

Fixing a hair transplant scar is not impossible. However, it is better to avoid getting a scar instead of removing it afterward. Let’s see how we can prevent scarring after hair transplantation.

Preventing Hair Transplant Scars

When it comes to the recipient area, the scarring can be avoided by selecting smaller recipient sites. For instance, you can make a site that is less than 1.2mm. The ones used in FUT or FUE are similar to these recipient sites. If this approach is followed, there is a high possibility that no visible scars will be left.

You can also use inert material, like stainless steel or staples, in order to close the wound. It will also minimize the damage to your scalp tissue.

Fixing Hair Transplant Scars

Although preventing scarring is better than removing it, sometimes it is the only option. If significant scarring occurs after a hair transplant, some techniques are available that can be used to fix them. There are different methods through which you can easily remove hair transplant scars. Moreover, these methods can be tailored as per the patient’s requirements and condition.

Two of the best practices that can be used for removing a hair transplant scar include:

  1. Scar Revision
  2. Camouflage

In the case of Scar Revision, you simply excise or change the direction of the scar. On the other hand, Camouflage is a technique in which you use the scars to grow hair on your scalp. It means that you will be growing hair on top of the scar, so it remains hidden.

The thickened scars can also be flattered with the help of cortisone injections. Moreover, depressed scars can be raised with dermal fillers. Besides, dermabrasion or laser treatment can be used for making your scalp smoother.

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If you are having trouble deciding which type of hair transplant scar removal technique you need, consult a specialist. Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic has the solution to all your hair related problems. Simply fill out the free consultation form below and meet up with our team of experts.

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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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