Hair Transplant Scar Revision Procedures


People who undergo FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) hair transplant experience linear scaring. In the procedure a strip is extracted from the donor area which leaves behind a linear scar which is bothersome for many. Normally the people who wear their hair long are not bothered by the scar as the hair usually covers it. But people who wear cropped hair styles and shorter cuts are affected by the presence of a linear scar. To minimize or completely diminish the appearance of scars after hair transplant in Abu Dhabi, it is advisable to undergo a scar revision procedure.

Techniques for scar revision

Various surgical techniques are used to diminish the appearance of a linear scar. Some of the most popular treatments include trichophytic closure; laser scar removal surgery and Botox injectable treatment. The simplest method of scar removal involves extracting the scar tissue and closing the affected area afterwards. This procedure completely diminishes the appearance of the scar. This procedure can be used along with trichophytic closure which is a technique in which hair follicles grow over the scar area, which further minimizes the visibility of a scar. Recent studies show that Botox injections can help minimize the visibility of scar. It works by imparting skin with the natural elasticity which will aid the natural healing process of the skin, thus, minimizing the scar.

Time span of a scar

It is important to keep in mind that it will take 6 to 8 months for a scar to completely go away. Even after you have undergone a scar revision procedure, it will still take a few months to completely vanish.

An alternative

It is wise to choose a technique of hair transplant that will result in minimal scarring, rather than going for a scar revision surgery afterwards. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is an advanced surgical procedure that does not involve extracting an entire strip out of your head, rather it selects individual grafts. It results in minimal to no scaring and avoids the need of scar revision procedures.


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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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