This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. David Josephitis:
I have this scar on my face which I received when I was a baby. Is there a way to to perform a beard transplant to it, maybe with a follicular unit extraction hair transplant or maybe some other treatment?
I think Beard FUE would be an excellent way to help cover the scar. Typically we can get anywhere from 300-500 beard FUE grafts in a session. Because you have scaring also in the underside of the beard where we typically take the hair from, we would probably only get 200 -300 grafts. We could also take scalp FUE to supplement that.
It is most likely going to take more than one session to really blend in the area. After one session of FUE into the scar, oftentimes the skin become more normal and softer. May goal for you would be to evenly place graft on the side and underside of your chin. That way, after shaving you would have a more even shadow.
Dr. David Josephitis
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