Do hair transplants leave scars? This is a question frequently asked by people have an hair loss issue looking at hair transplant. In fact, a final aim of a hair transplant operation is to reconstruct a natural hair with there is no sign of any surgical alteration.
On the other hand, it is necessary for individuals to have realistic expectations with all types of hair transplant surgery. Depending on the hair transplant technique, light scarring may take either dot like shape or linear caused by strip donor area (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) surgeries.
Scars after FUT
Once the most preferred technique, the FUT (follicular unit transplantation), also called the strip harvest, creates a linear scar from the hair transplant in the back of the patient’s head. This is due to whole area in the back of the head is taken out with a scalpel, and after that individual hair follicles from that donor area are transplanted on to the recipient bald spots. The disadvantage of FUT is that the patient's hair should have some length to cover up that scar.
Scars after FUE
FUE (follicular unit extraction) is more recent and less invasive procedure. The FUE procedure focuses on specific hair follicles and transplants them to the bald areas. Harvesting a hair foillicle does leave a tiny, circular shaped scar, however it is barely visible. On the other hand, if you choose to go for a short cut, we advise choosing buzz instead of a shaved head. By doing this, all hair transplantation scars will not visible to the naked eye. FUE hair transplants are much more natural than FUT and giving you natural looking results without huge scars.