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Types of Hair Transplants and Scarring

Hair transplant is a common method opted by people for hair restoration. However many times, the procedure that entails the transplant causes scarring on the scalp. To overcome hair transplant scarring, multiple methods have been approved by dermatologists. They’re commonly opted for mechanisms and have a high success rate when it comes to scars caused by hair transplants. 

Types of Hair Transplants

When it comes to hair transplants, there are two main types of transplants that people opt for. These include the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).


FUE is a long process where the grafts from the person’s back of the scalp are extracted and then transplanted to the area where there’s hair loss. It is a long procedure and often more expensive than FUT. But the major advantage of FUE is that there are rarely any visible scars, and even if they are, they’ll be minute.


FUT on the other hand involves the removal of a complete strip of hair follicles from the site with more hair (donor site). This is further dissected into grafts and then place on to a place with hair loss. This is a much quicker process but requires long recovery time. Moreover, going for FUT results in obvious hair transplant scarring. 

Methods for hair transplant scar removal

If your condition permits you to only get a FUT done, then you don’t need to panic about the many scars that will be on your head. Many processes for hair transplant scar revision are available for you to remove your scar.


Dermabrasion is a process that is applied only by a licensed dermatologist. The top layer of your skin is removed to get to the desired result. It revolves around using a rotating tool to get rid of the rough edges formed on your skin. This process can help get rid of your hair transplant scarring very easily. But this also depends on the depth of your scar.


Micro-needling is another great way to get rid of scars from your hair transplant. For this, you don’t necessarily need to head to a hair specialist every time but make sure to consult them before you start. Typically, a derma roller is used to roll over the area where your scalp is affected. This helps reduce the appearance of the scar.

Filler injections

Filler injections are also an effective way to get rid of your hair transplant scarring. Again, a licensed dermatologist will be your go-to person for this process. They’ll know exactly what type of filler your scalp needs and prepare one for you accordingly. A few sittings with the dermatologist will be needed to get an adequate result.

Laser treatment

Laser treatment has proven to be a great way to reduce scars drastically. Through this, you’re able to get rid of the damage done to your scalp’s surface. Not only does it help lessen the scar on your scalp, but it also improves the overall texture of your scalp.

All in all, don’t be worried about scarring if you’re opting for a hair transplant. With many safe procedures available, you can easily get rid of all the scars formed because of hair transplantation.

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