How To Get Rid of Hair Transplant Scars
Struggling with hair loss can be difficult but struggling with the negative side effects of a hair transplant makes the situation much worse. You want to regain your confidence and get your hair back, but hair transplant scars are holding you back. Unfortunately when it comes to hair transplant procedures, it can be hard to avoid scars. In this blog we will dive into the methods of FUE and FUT and how to get rid of the scars that might follow.
What is FUE?
Follicular unit extraction, also known as FUE, is a method of obtaining hair follicles naturally for a hair transplant. Each hair follicle graft will be removed individually with a micro-punch tool. After the follicles are grafted onto specific areas of the patient’s head. This process can be extremely painful and sometimes it has to be done over a period of a few days. During this procedure scarring usually occurs. FUE scars can look like multiple tiny white dots around head.
What is FUT?
Follicular unit transplantation, or FUT, is a surgical method to transplant hair. They start by surgically removing a strip of scalp with hair from the back of the head. Next they stitch up the area. They then start the final process by taking hair follicle grafts from the scalp strip and grafting them into areas of the patient’s scalp, hair by hair. This procedure usually leaves a horizontal line scar around your skull.
Although FUE and FUT are safe procedures, problems can always arise. Swelling and infection can easily occur during the healing process. It is important to keep a close watch on your scars and let them heal properly. After the healing process you will be at risk of thinning hair or the loss of ability to grow hair.
For both of these procedures scarring usually always occurs. Although some scarring does go away, some is certain to remain and removal isn’t always guaranteed. As you age your scalp will begin to sag, making the scar thicker and more visible. Luckily there are ways to minimize your scars.
How to conceal your FUE/FUT scars:
There are some cosmetic treatments that can minimize or cover the scarring. Here are some of the most popular procedures performed today:
Laser treatment is an expensive solution. The laser targets the living layer of the skin to minimize scarring. Although the laser treatment might work, it is not typically used for these types of scars for a few reasons:
- Laser scar treatments will not make a scar disappear or regrow hair.
- The laser is only able to remove the outer layer of the scar to approve the appearance by reducing redness and targeting blood vessels.
So although the treatment is easy and on a low pain scale, it won’t conceal your scars in the same way any of these other procedures would be able to.
Tricopigmentation is a temporary solution to cover scarring. Semi-permanent ink is injected into the top layer of the skin to give the illusion of no scarring. Unfortunately the ink can fade in less than one year causing your scar to resurface to its original state. This will cause you to attend sessions annually and spend a pretty penny too.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent solution to cover FUE or FUT scars. Pigment is injected directly onto the scars to create the appearance of hair. It can even make existing hair look more full. In simple terms, this procedure is a non-surgical, cosmetic “head tattoo.”
Scalp Micropigmentation To Cover Up Your Scars
If you are looking for a safe and virtually painless solutions, scalp micropigmentation is the best option. (It also helps that it’s the most bang for your buck.) Scalp micropigmentation is the only option that is proven to be permanent and give immediate results. Get rid of those unwanted scars and get your edge back with the help of Tampa Scalp Ink.