Hair transplants can be used to disguise, cover or minimise scarring in the scalp, brow or beard area.
If follicles have been destroyed in what would normally be a hair-bearing region, hair won’t grow naturally in the scarred skin.
Hair restoration to a scarred area is possible, but it requires careful consideration of the factors that influence outcome, including blood supply to the area to ensure that any transplanted hair can be nourished and receive adequate oxygen, the thickness of the scalp and type of scarring, as well as the underlying surgical repair to the scar itself.
Hair Transplant Can Be Used To Cover or Minimise Scarring
Existing scars on the scalp due to injury or previous hair transplants can also be rectified, although several factors must be considered, including:
- Width and depth of the scar
- Availability of donor hair to cover the scar
- Location of the scar
- Scalp elasticity in the region of the affected area
- Hair density and characteristics in the area immediately around the scar
In cases where the scalp lacks elasticity, the patient may be recommended to do scalp exercises daily for several weeks prior to a corrective procedure – this helps to increase elasticity.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
FUE would usually be the preferred technique used to take individual follicular units from the donor area at the back of the head and implant them in the scarred area. These transplanted follicles will grow normally and the scar will no longer be visible.
Each patient must be evaluated to discover their suitability for scar rectification; donor hair availability, scar type and scalp elasticity.
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Dr. André Nel has assisted many clients, both men and women, with scarring rectification, delivering results that exceed their expectations. Make an appointment at The Hair, Skin & Wellness Clinic today to get the head of hair you’ve always wanted. A consultation will determine if you are a suitable candidate for a hair restoration procedure.