Hair Transplantation into Scars
It is sometimes possible to transplant hairs into a scar
Scars on the scalp are common. Most people have tiny scars from bumping or injuring their scalp. Some people have linear scars from hair transplant surgery done via follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS). For those with scars from FUSS, it is possible to transplant hairs from an area containing thick hairs into that scar. Thin scars uptake hair better than thick scars and the graft survival is greater.
This picture shows an close up image of a patient with a successful hair transplant whereby hairs were placed into his donor scar.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299