Have a Bad Hair Transplant Scar From Another Clinic?
We Can Help! One of the advantages of PAI / We Grow Hair is that we perform the newest hair transplant procedures and use advanced closure techniques to minimize scaring. Additionally, we offer Enhanced Hair Growth Therapy during the procedure along the suture site to maximize healing and minimize scaring.
Both our FUT (MUHG) and FUE (ARTAS) hair transplant procedures are performed in such a way to minimize scaring. While all patients heal differently and results vary, scars like the ones you’ve seen in magazine ads tend to be the result of work done by inexperienced surgeons. Our hair transplant surgeons are highly skilled and it shows.
If you have a bad scar from another clinic, we have multiple ways to correct your hair transplant linear scar, both surgically and non-surgically.
Scars from Injuries, Burns or Birth Defects
Injuries or burns can be devastating, especially when it results in scars and permanent hair loss. When the scalp is scarred due to an accident, a burn or an injury, sometimes the blood supply beneath the surface of the skin is compromised enough to impact the normal growth and health of delicate hair follicles. Without adequate blood supply, vital nutrients can’t be delivered to hair follicles, which results in permanent hair loss in that area. This can be especially difficult for young children as you will see in this video.
Our patient Alyssa came back to visit with PAI years after her hair restoration. She experienced an injury during birth and had to live with a terrible scar for the first 16 years of her life. Watch as Alyssa reminisces about her experience at PAI when she got a hair transplant.
Four Ways to Correct Your Hair Transplant Scar
Do You Have Questions About Micro-Pigmentation?
Yes. Unlike a tatoo that goes through several layers, micro-pigmentation is done only in the first layer which makes it easier to remove.
Most patients find that it is not uncomfortable because the pigment is not being embedded deeply into the skin.
No. The range of colors in tattoo ink are not as varied. We use a vegan friendly, salt based dermal pigment.
It is extremely difficult to distinguish between a real hair and a virtual one.
Micro-pigmentation is permanent but will start to fade after 10 years or more. We use high quality pigment and the process is repeated more than once.
Do You Have Questions About FUE?
Yes, most patients get 50-80% growth in the scar which is enough to adequately camouflage the scar’s appearance.
Not everyone is a candidate for this type of procedure. If the scar is not vascular, hair follicles will not survive due to diminished blood supply beneath the surface of the skin. The scar may be too wide and deep for hair restoration to be successful. A consultation is the only way to determine whether or not this type of scar correction is right for you.
Unlike a regular hair transplant, an FUE scar correction is relatively short taking approximately one hour.
Do You Have Questions About Surgical Removal?
In rare cases where there is no improvement in the scar’s appearance, we can use FUE to harvest the hair, eliminating a linear scar altogether, and implant harvested hair follicles directly into the scar. This alternative procedure would be done at a discount.