While proven non-surgical hair loss treatments such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) help to slow down or stop the progression of female and male pattern baldness, only surgical hair restoration is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas. Given the innovations over the last several years, today’s hair transplant procedures are very natural and undetectable by even the toughest critics.
One major concern for patients is the linear donor scar that’s left behind after excision. While advancements in closure techniques such as the trichophytic closure with a double layer suture minimize the appearance of the scar, scarring continues to be a concern for some hair transplant patients. What are the best ways to minimize the appearance of the scar? Is there anything patients can do to assist? How long can you wear your hair and still conceal the scar?
Recently, forum member “Julius” started a topic to discuss the best ways to minimize and conceal the hair restoration donor scar. You are encouraged to join in the discussion and offer your input.