Hair Transplant Scar
Medically reviewed by Dr. Sternberg
Scarring is one of the most undesirable side effects feared by hair transplant patients. Modern, advanced techniques have made the large, raised scars left associated with hair transplants a thing of the past. However, some scarring does still occur especially with the FUT hair transplant method. Here we detail the various options patients have to reduce or conceal the appearance of scars after the hair transplant.
In a Nutshell
|Where?||Back of the head|
|Treatment||Removal, Conceal etc.|
|Cost||$1,500 - $9,000|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do hair transplant scars go away?
Hair transplant scars, like scars from any other surgical procedure, will not completely disappear. They may fade and diminish with time but it is highly unlikely they will go away entirely. There are various methods of treatment though to help reduce the appearance of the scar or cover it entirely.
Can you transplant hair into a scar?
One of the most popular methods for covering an FUT hair transplant scar is by performing an FUE transplant to fill in the scar. Occasionally a patient may need steroid injections to flatten the scar because if the scar is raised it is difficult for the grafts to connect to the blood supply.
How do I get rid of scars from hair transplant?
It is impossible to completely get rid of scars from hair transplants. There are ways to reduce the appearance of the scars significantly with medication, further hair transplants or different forms of treatment.
How long does it take for hair transplant scar to heal?
The stitches from an FUT hair transplant procedure are removed about 14 days after the surgery, a small scar roughly the width of a pencil should remain. The scars from an FUE method hair transplant will fade to small pink dots in roughly five days.
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