Sat 6 Dec 2014
Several years ago, I underwent Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS). The result is good, but the strip scar is noticeable when my hair is trimmed short. I’m interested in “buzzing” my hair shorter on the sides, and would like to revise the scar. Is it possible to revise or camouflage my hair transplant scar with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) grafts?
Camouflaging a strip scar with FUE grafts is an option. Unfortunately, FUE grafting into strip scarring isn’t always reliable. Scar tissue is dense, tortuous, and avascular (no blood supply). This makes growth rates highly variable. If your scar is thick and raised, you may have low blood supply in the region. This could really affect growth. If you can, consult with one of our recommended hair restoration physicians. This will help clarify the level of scarring and how well grafts could grow in the tissue.
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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