IS THERE A RISK OF SCARRING IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
One of the problems with the most popular hair transplant technique is the possibility of leaving a scar in the donor area. In other words, a thin, linear scar may remain in the area to be incised in order to make the graft, which becomes difficult to determine over time, especially if all postoperative care is taken into account.
However, for people with any healing impairment, this scar may become larger and additional treatment is highly recommended to minimize scarring.
A technique called FUE (Follicular Unit Extration) is best suited for people with healing problems.
Unlike the traditional technique (also called Strip or FUT), which consists of dividing a strip of scalp into smaller units (follicular units) with the help of microscopes – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is not required incision to remove follicular units from the donor area. In this way, the scars are well camouflaged.
With the FUE technique, with the help of a magnifying glass, the surgeon removes the units one by one using micropunch (ranging from 0.7 to 1.2 mm), which only makes the incision. around each follicular unit, it deepens in the direction the hair was born.
Since the hole opened for the procedure is extremely small, it heals very quickly without the need for stitches. Therefore, it is not as aggressive as the traditional technique after surgery.
This is the most suitable technique for those who want to use their hair in a shaved style because it does not create a visible linear scar and the scars resulting from the removal of follicular units are too hidden to be noticed.