Hair transplant scar correction and repair is a procedure in which the doctor hides or treat the scar left after the follicular unit transplantation method. It is an art and skill and only a well-trained doctor can hide it completely. Hair transplant is a surgery that aims to restore hair growth in the area with limited or absent growth. In this method, the surgeon surgically transfers hairs from dense hair are in the bald area. For many years it is the typical method used by doctors. This treatment has two basic methods differentiated on the basis of extraction techniques including, follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction.
Follicular unit transplants leave a noticeable linear scar at the donor area. This scar may get broad with the passing time and disfiguring the large area. Long hairs can conceal scars, but in some cases, the scar is visible even with the hair at a decent length. Strip scars can change the direction of hair growth above and below the scar so the hair on the back of the head doesn’t look natural. The option to cut one’s hair short is also not preferred as the scar will be then exposed.
In the past, patients who wanted to get hair transplant scar correction and repair surgery in order to correct their FUT strip surgery scars had only one option – scar revision surgery. This surgery involved cutting out the scar and restitching or stapling the wound again. The doctors try to fix the scar of strip surgery with another strip surgery. If the hair transplant scar correction and repair surgery is done correctly, with proper technique and trichophyte sutures, it may give acceptable results. However, the result would be still unpredictable, and the risk of scarring and a broaden scar than the original would still be there. Unfortunately, this type of scar repair surgery would cause more pain for the patient. There is also the possibility of nerve damage and more disfigurement. This surgery was not much appreciated because it repairs the previous scar and leaves another one
Now a day, better hair transplant scar correction and repair surgery have found, like the follicular unit extraction method. With the method of follicular unit extraction, scars can be repaired by filling out the area, one by one, with healthy hair follicles. This not only covers the scar but also gives the natural look that makes the patient more confident and satisfied. For profound scars and irregular regions on the back of the scalp, the doctor has started to use fat grafting to restore an even surface for patients with severe irregularities at the scalp. Fat grafting is done by taking fats from any other part of the body and injecting it into the scar and the uneven regions of the scalp. FUE is recommended for hair transplant scar correction and repair surgery, because of its success rate and minimal side effects.
Now, it is possible to implant the hair into the scar area, and the grafted follicles will grow with time. However, it is common that the skin over the scar has reduced levels of blood supply as compared to normal areas of the scalp. It is a hurdle because hair follicles need a blood supply to survive and proper function. If the blood supply is insufficient, the transplanted hair follicles will be unable to survive or be unable to function properly.
Classic hair transplant scar correction and repair surgery is not much liked by the doctors because it is a very painful procedure as it involves strip surgery to make scar nonvisible. The scar left because of follicular unit transplantation surgery can lower the self-esteem and self-confidence of the patient and drew unwanted attention and question. Now, it has become possible to repair this scar by following the FUE method. If you want to know more detail,

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