This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. William Lindsey:
Why don’t people get Botox in and around the hair transplant strip scar in the first 1-2 months post-op? It relaxes the muscles around the scar, meaning less tension and also has an effect on fibroblasts to assist with the healing.
There is a lot of research going into the use of Botox around areas of potential scarring! Anyone heard of this or had this? Thoughts?
A standard follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) scar would not involve any of the surrounding muscles. So, there is no point in putting in a couple of hundred dollars of Botox which could, of course, diffuse and cause your head to cant forward.
I do suggest that hair restoration patients do not try and stretch surgical scars for a while, meaning no bench press arching on my scars, no behind the neck lat pull downs, and limit neck flexion with abdominal crunches.
Dr. William Lindsey – McLean, VA
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