There has been a great advancement in the hair transplant technique. The older technique that required a strip of the scalp to be removed from the back of the scalp for the donor’s hairs to be transplanted to the required region has been replaced by the new techniques.
FUE – Scarless Hair Transplant
FUE is a hair transplant technique where the donor’s hair are extracted individually from the donor region before being transplanted. This technique results in less scarring than the previous technique. The small circles that result in heal on their own.
FUE hair transplant is the most popular and trusted techniques, but you may not be a suitable candidate for this technique.
Follicular hair transplant is a time-consuming technique since grafts are taken out one by one before they are transplanted to the hairline. The costs of the hair transplant can vary but are mostly customized according to the patient’s budget.
The hair transplant results in permanent and natural results, so the cost is also worth it.
While the factors associated with the strip hair transplant is that, it is suitable for an individual who wears short hair, as the scar created would be more visible if the surrounding hair length is more. Also, this technique does not cause the scalp to tighten.
How can Scarless transplant be achieved?
A scarless transplant can be achieved by making tiny incisions in the area of transplantation. Moreover, scarring also depends on the technique and the skill of the surgeon who performs hair transplantation.
There have also been improvements in the process of FUT hair transplant, as previously FUT was seen as a sign of scar transplant, because of the scar left after the removal of the donor strip from the back of the scalp.
The use of trichophytic closure leaves no scar, making it invisible to other people. There will be less scarring with this technique if a qualified surgeon performs it.
However, if you have undergone a hair transplant under the supervision of an inexperienced surgeon and need to revise the scar then scar revision is the technique used.
Hair transplant scar revision is very difficult and delicate technique. There are two procedures for a scar revision.
- Cutting out the area of the scar
- Implanting grafts to the area
How is hair transplant scar revision performed?
About two weeks before the hair transplant, certain scalp exercises are recommended by the doctor to do in order to enhance the scalp skin laxity. On the day of the hair transplant scar revision, the area of the scalp is numbed. After injecting local anesthesia to numb the area, the area of the scar is removed. The inside of the skin is closed with sutures while the outer layer is stapled. The use of trichophytic makes the reduced scar area to be invisible and hair to grow out.
Trichophytic is a specific procedure of closing the scar so as to make the hair grow in the scar area. Scar revision can also be done with the ACell technique as it also improves healing and reduces the scar area.
Besides the method of removing the scar area, the procedure of placing grafts into the area of the scalp is done by the technique of FUE, where the donor’s hairs are transplanted into the area of the scalp.
These both techniques of hair transplant scar revision are done according to what is suitable for the scalp and the availability of donor’s hair.