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Scarring and hair restoration — What are the risks

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen

Hair restora­tion in Los Ange­les – okay, hair restora­tion in gen­eral is a stress­ful deci­sion. What’s the cost of a hair trans­plant? How long will I be out of work? Will it leave a scar? When will I see growth? All these ques­tions you have as a patient are valid and nec­es­sary. We received this ques­tion from a patient just the other day:

Q: I really want to get the hair trans­plant pro­ce­dure for myself and my wife wants it for me too. But, I am wor­ried about scar­ring. Is FUE bet­ter than FUT for scarring?

A: It’s impor­tant to under­stand at Bev­erly Hills Hair Restora­tion, only the FUT tech­nique will result in a lin­ear scar in the donor area, and the scar­ring in the recip­i­ent area (the bald­ing area) is vir­tu­ally invis­i­ble in both procedures.

FUT (also called strip har­vest­ing) results in a lin­ear scar on the back of the scalp. This is because a strip of skin is taken from the donor area, the fol­lic­u­lar units are dis­sected and then trans­planted to the recip­i­ent area. In Fol­lic­u­lar Unit Extrac­tion, the scar is invis­i­ble.

One impor­tant take­away: In BOTH pro­ce­dures, there is no scar­ring in the recip­i­ent area. This is because we use small, cus­tomized blades that heal so that there is no scar­ring. So, with FUE you can cut your hair extremely short, even as short as a buzz cut, and the hair trans­plant is undetectable.

We took a photo imme­di­ately after the Fol­lic­u­lar Unit Extrac­tion pro­ce­dure done in our Bev­erly Hills Hair Restora­tion clinic:

This is imme­di­ately after the FUT pro­ce­dure (pic­tured is the donor area):

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