Scar Hair Transplant
Getting a hair transplant on scar tissue is possible. But a hair transplant on a scar is done differently from a typical hair transplant, because the skin and tissues of a scar are different from regular skin and tissue.
Hair Transplants on scar tissue
Hair doesn’t naturally grow in scar tissue because there aren’t any hair follicles in a scar.
Hair follicles are capsules underneath the skin that hold and regrow hair. Blood vessels under follicles help them grow and regenerate. But when a scar forms on damaged skin, hair follicles don’t grow back. This is because scars are made of thick fibrous tissue called collagen that forms to protect the skin underneath.
This doesn’t leave any room for hair follicles, blood vessels, or even nerves in some cases. It’s not like regular skin at all, so scar tissue can’t accept a typical hair transplant where hair is inserted into existing follicles.
In order to transplant hair onto a scar, a surgeon will graft hairs that are still contained in their follicles into the scar. This lets the hair to begin taking root and growing again once they make contact with blood vessels.
Hair follicles will usually start growing hair back after the area’s healed and the follicles are fully grafted into the skin, receiving blood flow from nearby blood vessels.
Hair transplants on scar tissue also require close aftercare to make sure they implant successfully. You may also need multiple procedures because of the initial lack of blood flow to the area.
Scar tissue is also often thickened or raised. A doctor may recommend injecting the area around your scar with corticosteroids to flatten the scar surface and make the area look more natural.
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Scar Hair Transplant – Frequently Asked Questions
In order to transplant hair onto a scar, a surgeon will graft hairs that are still contained in their follicles into the scar. Scar tissue is also often thickened or raised. A doctor may recommend injecting the area around your scar with corticosteroids to flatten the scar surface and make the area look more natural.
It’s not like regular skin at all, so scar tissue can’t accept a typical hair transplant where hair is inserted into existing follicles. In order to transplant hair onto a scar, a surgeon will graft hairs that are still contained in their follicles into the scar.
Just like regular hair, the transplanted hair will thin as you age. All cells in the human body are subject to the process of cell senescence, and the cells of transplanted hair are no exception, as a result, the transplanted hair should not fall out but it will thin normally as you age.
The grafts form small scabs in the days after the procedure. If one has enough surrounding hair, these scabs can be camouflaged with creative styling. If not, the small scabs may be visible but do not attract much attention. By keeping the scalp moist, the scabs usually come off in about a week or so.
Full recovery from your hair transplant will require one to two weeks. Depending on the type of procedure, FUE requires a shorter recovery period than a FUT surgery, you should be able to return to most of your regular activities with 2-3 days with the exception of strenuous physical activity. Returning to work may be at the longer end of the 7–14-day spectrum if you cannot wear a hat at work or if your work environment is dusty or dirty.
Women have excellent success with hair transplants.
The full results from your hair transplant will be apparent within 6 months. The hair restoration surgeon will meet with you during this time to access and track your progress. Most patients begin seeing some very evident hair growth within 3-5 months.