The benefits of hair transplant are sometimes overshadowed by the fact that you’d also be sporting a scar at the end. For some this is a risk that they are willing to take to regain that sense of normalcy after regaining their full head of hair, while others remain to be perturbed by this fact. This lead experts and surgeons to find measures that will answer the dilemma of hair transplant scar removal.
The hair transplant procedure includes the process of making a linear incision at the back of the head in order to remove the part of the scalp which contains the donor grafts. This incision can extend almost from ear to ear. For those who like to wear short hairstyles, this can be a problem because it makes the scar very much visible. What makes it worse is that this area will not grow any hair which only highlights the problem that much more.
An easy way to conceal this is of course by simply grow a few more inches to your hair. Since others want another remedy aside from limiting themselves to long hairstyles, doctors searched for a way to improve the situation. This can be done through hair transplant scar repair or hair transplant scar removal.
On important thing to note is that hair transplant repair and removal does not guarantee a total removal of your scars. Removing the scarred area will still generate a formation of another scar because the process still includes some incising. However the new one will significantly be less visible because it lessens the width of the scar.
For those who have scars that are less than 4 inches in width, the greater the chances of having better results. But there is also a chance that the scars could widen again depending on the laxity of the individual’s scalp. It is expected that your scalp will naturally sag especially when a person grows older.
Another hair transplant repair method that can also be used to address the problem of hair transplant scars is by using the tricophytic closure technique. This approach enables the hair to grow over the scarred area, therefore covering the hair loss problem.
Transplanting hair into the scarred areas is also a viable option and it is also very effective in concealing hair transplant scars. To prevent additional scarring, the hair graft donors that has to be used to cover the scars is obtained using the Follicular Unit Extraction method. It is done by singularly removing hair grafts using a hollow instrument that will create a circular incision around the hair without damaging it. This process would often require multiple sessions to completely cover the area. This is also a cost effective and permanent solution for hair transplant scar removal.
But if you want to prevent having to deal with scars later on, why not choose the follicular unit extraction method. Though it may be pricier than follicular unit transplantation, or your traditional method, but it prevents visible scarring. FUE can still result to small scars but they can be very tiny enough to be seen by the naked eye.