Is A Hair Transplant Scar Less?

The simple answer is no, any surgical procedure will cause some scarring and any type of hair transplant technique, FUT or FUE will also do so, there is no such things as a scar less hair transplant method

The degree of scarring is partly dependent on the skill of the doctor, the tools used, the natural skin healing properties and the post-operative healing that the patient has a degree of responsibility to

The skill of the doctor and the tools used will go a great way to how visible any scarring will be; the better the technique, the more precise the tools, safe donor harvesting and recipient site making can reduce the visible scarring

An Educated Harvesting Pattern Is Required To Avoid Over Visible Scarring Via FUE

An Educated Harvesting Pattern Is Required To Avoid Over Visible Scarring Via FUE

In the donor area; FUE relies on individual punches to be made, the size of the punch tool, how close together the incisions are made, the type of punch used will aid or inhibit the healing process; leaving larger or a higher number of white dot scarring around the scalp.

FUT relies greatly of skin laxity, trying to remove too larger strip may impair the closure and result in scar stretch back; an educated approach must be adhered to and the size of the strip determined by natural skin characteristics

Recipient sites for the grafts to be placed into have to be refined to micro sizes, between 0.6 to 1.0mm; the sites need to be made under magnification to allow for precise placement, angle, orientation and depth control; too high a density can impair the surrounding skin, too aggressive placement also, leaving either ridging or pitting to the skin surface

Ridging, as suggests creates a ridge around the slit made, raised hard skin, pitting leaves an indent surrounding the point the hair exits the scalp; either are not natural and can impair hair growth from the site and the surrounding sites

Skin healing has two aspects, cosmetically on the surface we see and internal healing; cosmetic healing takes less time whereas internal healing of scar tissue can take longer, dependent on the area and incision possibly a year

Considering Skin Laxity When Judging The Size Of The Strip To Be Removed With FUT

Considering Skin Laxity When Judging The Size Of The Strip To Be Removed with FUT

A recipient site healing is generally faster than donor healing, regardless of technique or external signs. The skin tissue can take months to heal, on the surface it may appear the healing has taken a few weeks, but internally longer

Donor external healing is slightly different for each technique, FUE punch marks fade over a few weeks but are still healing internally; FUT the area of the strip can remain a little pink for a few months

If further surgical hair restoration is to be considered a reasonable amount of time should be left before entering back into the donor or recipient areas; especially if literally entering the same areas again

A period of approximately 12 months is advised is a good gauge to access the healing and allow for the scalp to relax and return to normal properties; this allows for greater harvesting and healing in the donor area and a clean recipient area with no visible signs of hair restoration

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