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Can I improve the appearance of my hair transplant donor scar?

Question:

The scar at the donor area from my hair transplant two years ago is very noticeable. Is there anything that I can do at this point to improve it? I have dark skin and it appears as a very dark, nearly black line that is thicker than I would have expected. It’s also very long and is noticeable if I wear my hair short at all.

Answer:

Patients who have a wider, more noticeable donor scar from an old transplant surgery can undergo a scar revision (removing the old scar). If a patient is considering another hair transplant surgery, they can have the old scar removed at the same time the new donor strip is harvested if there is enough elasticity.

In a patient who has a tight scalp and cannot undergo a scar revision, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) can be utilized to camouflage the scar by placing follicular unit grafts (1, 2, 3, or 4 hairs) within the scar tissue. This will hide the scar and make it less detectable.

Thank you for your inquiry. Please call us at 480.500.7443 or send us an EMAIL if you have any further questions.

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

 

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