Scars are an inevitable outcome of hair transplant surgery no matter how much progress has been made in the transplantation techniques. Two techniques are majorly used for hair transplant i.e. FUT and FUE and both of them procedure a different type of scar. Previously, it was difficult to remove the scars but now several techniques have been introduced that can help in hair transplant scar removal. Also, it depends on the expertise and skills of your surgeon that how much scarring is left after the procedure.
The scar produced by FUT is relatively large, linear and visible as compared to FUE because it involves excision of a donor hair strip. On the other hand, the scars left after FUE are small and not much visible. Still, some people do not want to have any scar on their scalp that proves the occurrence of hair transplant surgery.
Therefore, in this article, we will enlist some effective hair transplant scar removal procedures that you can undergo after the surgery.
Types of Hair Transplant Scars
A single and large scar is produced by FUT procedure because the surgeon cuts a strip from the donor area that contains hair follicles. However, the situation is different in the FUE procedure because follicles are extracted individually. So, small, round and white scars appear at the area of unit extraction. One scar for each unit removed. Even though scars left by FUE procedure are not visible, still many people feel irritated and want to get rid of them.
Below, you find some of the best hair transplant scar removal treatments that will eliminate all types of hair transplant scars.
Hair Transplant Scar Removal Procedures
Although, it is preferable to avoid scar as much as possible which means your hair transplant surgeon should be experienced enough to minimize the appearance of the scar. Still, the scar will appear.
Let’s see how you can reduce the appearance of scars.
Use Temporary Concealers
One way to hide hair transplant scars is to use temporary concealers like DermMatch or Nanogen. They make your hair appear thicker and hide the scars on the scalp. It is the easiest and cheapest way but at the same time, it is less effective and temporary as well.
It is the most common and effective treatment used to hide hair transplant scars. Scalp micropigmentation refers to the technique of implanting ink pigments into the scalp (top layer of the dermis). The procedure is semi-permanent and can last for up to 3 years.
FUE into the Scar Tissue
This hair transplant scar removal procedure is for FUT scars specifically. In this technique, hair follicles are grafted into the FUT scar by using FUE method. However, the success of this treatment will depend on the thickness of the scar.
Surgical Scar Revision
Another possible treatment option to remove hair transplant scars is to undergo surgical scar revision. In this method, the scar tissue is surgically removed and the wound is stitched using sutures. Most commonly this technique is used for FUT scars that have worsened.
Laser Scar Removal
Hair transplant patients are also preferring laser scar removal techniques nowadays to get rid of transplantation scars. This procedure utilizes a laser that targets the damaged skin and reduces the visibility of the scar.
If you also had a hair transplant surgery and want to get rid of the scar, you can choose any of the above-mentioned procedures. However, do consult with an experienced hair transplant surgeon before making any decision. You can visit Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic® for hair transplant scar removal. We offer a wide variety of treatments that will help you remove the unpleasant scars. Also, we offer a free initial consultation to all our patients. You can book an appointment by filling the form given below.