Dealing with a Scarred Scalp: What to Expect

Hair Transplant Scarring

No surgical procedure is ever truly scar-free. While hair transplant surgery is no different, restoring your luscious locks surgically should be a highly positive life-changing experience… And that means with underground a procedure with practically undetectable scarring.

Modern surgical restoration techniques such as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), when correctly performed, leave scars, but they should be so small that they are cosmetically invisible.

The FUT technique will produce a very thin line of a scar in the donor site, easily hidden by even short hair. Also in the donor site, the FUE technique leaves round white micro-scars that are difficult to detect.

Unfortunately when outdated methods are used, or a procedure is inexpertly performed, or in the rare case a patient is in poor health and does not heal properly, unsightly scarring can and will occur. Carrying these scars can adversely affect a man’s self-confidence and even cause depression.

Scars can be corrected. Depending on the scar’s characteristics, a variety of methods are available, with the two most effective surgical techniques being revision and camouflage.

A scar revision procedure will surgically remove the scar, also known as excision. Once the surgeon has removed the scar, the wound is then very carefully closed. Post-operatively your surgeon may prescribe specific medications and a wound care routine to support the healing process and avoid further scarring.

To surgically camouflage a scar, your surgeon will transplant follicular units into the scar tissue, thus using hair to mask the scars appearance. The suitability of this procedure will depend on the severity of the scar and the availability of appropriate follicular units. Not just any hair will do.

Other non-surgical methods can be employed separately or in conjunction with a surgical procedure. Methods to smooth or flatten a scar include dermabrasion, laser treatments, and cortisone injections. A sunken scar may be raised with a dermal filler.oooo

What makes the critical difference in achieving the results you want with the least amount of scarring is the skill and experience of your surgeon. During your consultation, Dr. Abraham Armani will discuss all the pros and cons of each procedure type, including any potential scarring.

Together you will design a treatment plan that will get you the best possible results.