hair transplant scar

Scars left behind post a hair transplant surgery haunts men and women far and wide. While people are exploring Google to find a secure solution to their visible problem. We have brought this simplified post that lets you understand every concept of these scars and their possible solutions.

Scars Types and Solution
Scars are certain to appear after a hair transplant surgery is performed. Even the latest procedures fail to prevent the formation of scars. Yet, there are proven methods that can reduce the visibility of such scars. Let’s discuss them all below.

We will first inform you about the Hair Transplant scar types.
Scars can be classified into four types. Different surgical methods leave different scars:

  1. Follicular Unit Extraction scars.
  2. Follicular Unit Transplantation scars.
  3. Plug scars.
  4. Scalp reduction scars.

Follicular Unit Extraction scars

Covering a larger area of the scalp, FUE surgery scars are small dot sized leftovers. The image above shows how these scars look like.


Follicular Unit Transplantation scars.

While the strip surgery is still in use and promises a long-lasting result or higher retention rate, FUT procedure leaves more visible scars appearing as a line that is hard to conceal.

Plug scars

Bad hair transplant surgeries can cause a dolls hair appearance. Surgeries performed before the year 1990 lack modern equipment, technologies and methods. Hence, tends to leave marks called plug scars. These marks appear as hairs are transplanted in large clusters and grafts aren’t separated before implantation. These scars cause dolls’ hair to appear on patients’ scalps leaving patients dissatisfied.

Scalp reduction scars

Scalp reduction process is applied to the patients who want to – remove loose skin, excess skin, burned skin and also to those who have small blank patches on their scalp. The surgeons stretch the remaining hair density over a larger area of the head to make it appear more even.

How does it work?
The process involves removal of the unwanted or excessive skin from your scalp, and then the remaining skin is pulled and sewed into place until healed completely.
The scars formed under this surgical method are significant and hard to hide.


Methods To Hide Your Scars
When we talk about the solution, a long list of ready to serve formulas are available in the market. It’s the choice of an individual to choose the option he/she feels comfortable with.
Also, each scar type demands a unique treatment and one should always take professional recommendations.

Here are some available methods –

Temporary concealers

Using concealers to cover scars is the cheapest way of making one’s hair appear thicker, and hence, hiding scars under that hair. All the concealers are made of keratin fibres or a powder similar to makeup. These concealers can be proved truly effective in hiding not just your scars but also cover-ups general hair loss.
Please note – They are temporary in nature and do not dispose of a permanent result.


Laser Revival

The latest advancements include using laser technology to make scars less visible. Certain types of lasers have been developed recently to reduce wrinkles, lines and other skin imperfection.


Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micro-pigmentation has been in use for many decades. It’s a pointillism-based tattooing method used in hair loss prevention and hiding scars. It requires an optimum level of artistry, and deep knowledge of the process to deliver effective results.


Other methods include – FUE into the scar tissue and scar revision surgery.

Here, the former method is applied to hide FUT scars and the latter technique includes removing scar tissue surgically and then sealing the wound using modern suture techniques.

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