Hair loss is a condition that affects both men and women. Thinning hair and drawn hairline can dramatically age someone’s appearance and make them feel insecure. At Hairsure Clinic, our experienced doctors offer a variety of hair loss treatments to restore a full hairline. Our doctors provide effective treatments for hair loss to patients who want to maintain their natural appearance.
One of the most common questions during hair transplant consultation is, are any scars left after a hair transplant. This is understandable. Hair restoration is selective, and no one wants excessive scars from a procedure done to improve appearance.
Hair transplantation is surgical, and there is no way you can do surgery without causing some level of scarring. Most clinics have issued statements condemning those who advertise “scar-free” for all types of hair operations. Will there be visible signs of hair transplantation? If so, where will the scars be? Can anything be done to treat scars if necessary? Be careful with clinics that offer scarless surgery because this is not possible.
Visibility of the scars after the procedure depends on several factors, including:
- The techniques used to remove hair from the donor area
- The length of hair after the procedure
- The tendency of the scars on your body
- The surgeon’s ability to carry out the procedure.
This article Provided by Hairsure Clinic provides information about scars. One thing that can affect the natural appearance of your hair and scalp is scars. While scars after hair transplantation are normal, the experience of our surgeons, combined with the advanced techniques at Hairsure Clinic, minimizes scars.
Surgical techniques for hair transplantation have been carried out since the beginning of hair loss. However, the scar is still a by-product of the procedure. There are two types of surgical techniques that are widely used today. Each of them creates a different scar. The skill and experience of your surgeon can largely determine the number of scars left. Whatever you choose, you know that the technique of wound closure has improved along with the procedure itself.
Several factors influence the choice of the procedure:
- The type of scars you can expect
- Hair loss pattern
- The amount and quality of your donor’s hair
- The size of the area where your hair becomes thinner
Scarring from a Hair Transplantation:
There are currently two methods of removing hair from the donor area around the back and sides of your scalp.
Scars after FUT Hair Transplantation:
In FUT hair transplants, a small part of the hair-bearing skin is removed from the donor area. These are then dissected into individual hair transplants and transplanted into areas with thinning or baldness. When this technique is performed by a competent surgeon, most patients leave with linear scars in the donor area. These scars are usually entirely hidden if the patient has hair about 2-3 centimetres long in this area.
Scars after FUE Hair Transplantation:
With the FUE hair transplant technique, each graft is removed individually from the donor area. Therefore, the patient has small round spots where the hair has been removed. With this method, the extent of scarring is more, but because it is spread over a wider area, it is often not very visible. The patients can cut their hair shorter in the donor area after the procedure.
How clear are the signs of hair transplantation?
Although we inform patients to expect scars after a hair transplant, the good news is that these scars are very discreet. As soon as hair grows at the donor site, all scars are hidden under the hair. Even when you have a hair cut, most hair transplant scars are difficult to see. Even hairstylists find it difficult to see hair transplants scars.
The circular scars left after follicular units extraction are very different. These signs often appear as white spots that are barely visible to the naked eye. As scar visibility is low in follicular unit extraction, this technique is ideal for all patients who are worried about the appearance of hair transplant scars on the scalp or whose hair is short.
Can scars be avoided?
Hairsure Clinic surgeons use sophisticated surgical techniques and appropriate surgical tools to achieve discreet surgical cuts when performing hair transplants. Although this helps minimize the appearance of surgical scars, it is not realistic for patients to believe that scars can be avoided completely. Depending on the type of hair transplantation technique performed, patients can expect to have linear scars (in the case of a follicular unit transplant) or spots (in the case of follicular unit extraction).
How Scars heal and how the skill of a surgeon helps:
The surgeon makes an incision, but the patient’s body heals by forming a scar. This is how the skin heals after every form of injury. The degree of scarring depends on the patient’s unique healing characteristics. In general, young men with very supple skin have far wider scars than older people who have less elastic tissue and tend to have finer scars.
Some patients are susceptible to the type of scar known as keloid scars. In this, the skin of the patient heals by forming visible scars. Therefore, it is usually not recommended for patients who already had keloid scars in the past.
The extent of the scar is also affected by the surgeon’s skill and expertise in carrying out the procedure. When poorly qualified doctors do hair transplants, patients can often have signs that are unacceptable in the donor area and even in the recipient area.
If the procedure is carried out by a qualified team and the patient is treated normally, only a pale linear scar or a pale small circle scar must remain during the FUT procedure. The patient’s hair must entirely cover them.
For many people, hair transplantation can be a safe and effective way to restore the appearance of hair. It can make a significant contribution in regaining self-confidence and self-esteem. However, scars are an inevitable result of the FUE and FUT procedures. The FUE procedure can cause a scar that is less visible and may be more suitable for some people.
Choosing a surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced before surgery is the most important. If you are worried about hair loss and want to learn more about treatments for hair loss offered by Hairsure Clinic, please contact us at 094940 20202 and book your appointment. Our experienced hair loss surgeons can answer any questions you have about hair transplants and the results you can expect from treatment.