Can hair grafts be transplanted into scar tissue?
- Dr Shelly Friedman, DO
- September 15, 2017
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I had an accident that left a large scar on my leg. It is extremely noticeable because the only place I don’t have any hair is on my legs. Is there a way to transplant hair to the scar site so that it’s not so noticeable?
Dr. Friedman’s Answer:
Today we can transplant hair into scars. We can either use scalp hair or we can use other body hair to camouflage the scar.
It used to be accepted wisdom that hair does not grow in scar tissue because scar tissue does not have any follicles or roots. However, if we take hair and roots from another part of the body, whether it’s from the scalp, legs, arms, back or chest, they can be transplanted. As long as these donor hairs have follicles (roots), we can transplant into the scar and the grafts will grow.
— Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO
Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon
Arizona’s Most Trusted Hair Loss Doctor
Named Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doc – Hair Transplant Surgeon