We all know that we can get hair back on our head with help of transplant surgery. However, many people are worried and confused when it comes to visibility of hair transplant scars.
The reason is that there are two different techniques for hair transplant, and every one conveys with it a distinct kind of scarring. One technique gives an obvious scar, while the other one does not.
One of the most popular and well known methods is called as the ‘strip technique’ or FUT (follicular unit transplant). As you might have understood by the name of this method, your specialist will expel a strip of your scalp and actually transplant it somewhere else on your head (it is done under local anaesthesia).
So, the solid hair keeps on developing in a new area. The location from which the strip is expelled is then sutured, which leaves behind scar after healing. The colour, size, and thickness of the scar rely on upon various aspects such as how skilled your specialist is, and the condition of your scalp.
A proficient expert performing the surgery on a healthy scalp might leave only a little scar, for instance, despite the fact that it will still be visible. The perfect approach to hide any scar caused by surgery is to wear your hair over it.
This is the reason why, while choosing the area to take the strip from the specialist will make sure that the subsequent scar can be covered as much as possible. If the surgery is performed carefully, then the scar will only become visible when either you get a short hairstyle or go for a clean shave.
On the other hand, a second, more recent, hair transplant technique is FUE (follicular unit extraction). Instead of evacuating and supplanting a whole strip of scalp, the hair follicles are expelled one by one (individually), and put in the location of scalp that is witnessing hair thinning. The method requires additional time and expertise, and is also a bit more costly, but since of the latest equipment and accuracy utilised in this method, no a mark is left behind later, which implies that you can get your new hair in whichever style that looks good on you.
How To Avoid Scars?
One of the best ways to have a minimum amount of scars from a hair transplant is to visit a skilled and proficient surgeon, who can deliver amazing results and leave only small scars. It’s quite obvious that you’ll be having some scars after the transplant surgery. However, you should visit the best hair transplant surgeon who can ensure that the scars are less visible and get easily covered under your hair.