On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being essentially useless, 5 being hit or miss, 10 being miracle solution), would you rate the effectiveness of having follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplantation into the hair transplant scar that is visible after a strip procedure?
Also, does FUE-into-scar allow someone to wear their hair shorter on the sides? For example, if someone can get away with a #4 guard with their scar, could a procedure such as this allow them to get away with a #3 guard?
Placing FUE grafts into scar tissue is much less predictable than grafting into virgin scalp tissue. I have had some remarkable cases and also some that did not take as well. A lot depends on the quality of the patient’s hair.
Thinner/finer hairs generally have a lower survival rate compared to medium and coarse hair types.
Dr. Glenn Charles
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