Hair Transplant Scar Corrections
Effective Natural Looking Life Changing
Correcting Scars, Burns & Birth Defects
How to Avoid a Hair Transplant Scar
It’s unfortunate when a hair transplant actually causes hair loss because of a poorly done suture line. Going to a reputable hair restoration clinic is the most proactive thing you can do to avoid a bad hair transplant scar. This is why going to Turkey for a hair transplant is a bad idea! Also, it’s important to follow simple aftercare instructions after your hair transplant to insure the best outcome.
Why Doesn't Hair Grow When There is a Scar?
Scar tissue can prevent vital nutrients from being delivered to hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth in that area. In many cases, the good news is that hair loss due to scarring can be corrected.
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Our Scars are Hard to Find
See for Yourself!
Our surgeons have decades of surgical experience and are all members of ISHRS. We also offer two types of surgery, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and our trademarked Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™ (MUHG) which is renowned for minimal scarring.
During our MUHG procedure, surgeons are careful to take scalp elasticity and incision length into consideration as they create a suture line. They use what’s called a Trichophytjc closure, which minimizes the scar’s appearance by allowing hair to grow back through the fine line, further hiding the scar.
Unless you have an unusual medical condition such as keloid scarring or unusual circumstances, scarring should be minimal at We Grow Hair.
Four Ways to Correct Hair Loss Due to a Scar
We were one of the first clinics in the country to use SMP to camouflage hair transplant scars. Our Micropigmentist embeds colored pigment into the skin to hide scars.
FUE in the Scar
Depending on the scar, sometimes we an use Follicular Unit Extraction to implant hairs directly into the scar.
Our very own concealer, CAMO, can be topically applied to hide an unsightly scar as well as thinning hair.
SMP Can Hide an Unsightly Scar
This is an example of a bad hair transplant FUT scar from another clinic. This patient was no longer interested in traditional hair restoration and wanted a shaved look so he went with Scalp Micropigmentation. With SMP we were able to lessen the appearance of his old suture line.
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, the blood supply beneath the surface of the skin can sometimes be compromised.
This can be enough to impact the normal growth and health of delicate hair follicles. Without adequate blood supply, vital nutrients can’t be delivered, causing permanent hair loss in that area. For young children this can be devistating 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.
FAQs about Scars
Camouflaging a scar, burn or birth defect
You can achieve natural-looking coverage for scars, burns and birth defects with a hair transplant. Coverage works as camouflage to discretely hide the area of concern.
Will a hair transplant always look natural?
Covering a scar, burn or birth defect will always look different depending upon the individual area in question. Your surgeon will be able to evaluate the risks and rewards of using hair transplantation to hide an area of thinning.
Are the We Grow Hair Surgeons qualified?
All of PAI / We Grow Hair's surgeons are licensed, experienced medical doctors who perform hair transplants and corrective procedures.
Will a procedure cause more scarring?
Every hair transplant involves additional scarring. However, We Grow Hair's procedures involve techniques that minimize additional scars while concealing problems areas.
Is a hair transplant safe and permanent?
We Grow Hair has been doing hair transplants in Nashville for nearly 30 years. We have a reputation for safe, long-term results because of our experienced doctors, staff and advanced procedures.
Will hair grow in the scar?
Yes, most patients get 50-80% growth in the scar which is enough to adequately camouflage the scar’s appearance.
Is everyone a candidate?
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.
How is the post-procedure aftercare?
How long is the procedure?
Unlike a regular hair transplant, an FUE scar correction is relatively short taking approximately one hour.
Is there a chance surgical correction will not be a success?
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.
Is SMP a permanent solution?
SMP is a semi-permanent solution as it begins to fade after approximately 10 years.