A hair restoration physician told me that he invented a procedure a year and a half ago for removing scars that he invented and he expects it will be the wave of the future for how scars will be done from now on. Does this sound right?
Be cautious of folks who have “invented” some new technique that will revolutionize hair transplant scars. There are literally thousands of general and facial plastic surgeons who daily want to avoid significant scarring at almost any cost. Do you really think if someone invented something a year and a half ago that solved all scar problems that it wouldn’t make headlines and we’d all be doing it?
The best prevention is selecting a hair transplant surgeon who has a track record of creating good scars. Note that I am not saying “guarantees” or “no scars”. Even the best suturer will have some scars that just aren’t so good. Remember people are like chemistry or cooking recipes, not exact math. Meaning that 2 plus 2 is always 4, but if you do chemistry or cooking in one location and replicate it elsewhere, you should get similar results but there will be variations in outcome even with the same ingredients.
William Lindsey, M.D.