Hair Transplants and Scar Revision

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If you’re struggling with thinning hair, a hair transplant could be perfect for you. It’s innovative and you will notice results immediately.

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FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is another type of hair transplantation in which the method of hair extraction is different, but implantation is the same as FUT. It’s a suture-less procedure, where individual follicular units are extracted one by one from the donor area under local anesthesia using micro-punches like those used in FUT. On the day of surgery, and to help see the base of the follicles, the patient’s donor area must be trimmed to 1-2mm in length. Because individual follicles are removed, the procedure takes longer than FUT. Usually, only 1,000 to 1,500 follicle units can transplanted in a given day, meaning patients who desire more grafts typically need two or more days to finish the job.

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)

In Follicular Unit Extraction (FUT), donor hair is harvested from the sub-occipital area of the scalp (on the back of the scalp, just above the neck). For most people, hair in this area is resistant to the hair thinning DHT hormone, which explains why hair continues to grow in this area. The donor hair is extracted in a thin, single strip from which individual follicular units are removed with the help of magnification. Small, circular blades (‘micro-punches’, less than 1mm) are used to create a site in to which the follicles are then transplanted.

The remaining excision site is closed using an advanced surgical method known as ‘Tricophytic Closure’. This technique tightly aligns the margins (edges) of the excision, resulting in a very thin scar that’s difficult to see even with a short haircut. The entire procedure is done under local anesthesia. Most procedures result in the transplantation of 1,800 to 2,500 follicular units and can take several hours. However, patients rest comfortably, and are able to nap, watch TV or movies, listen to music or chat with the staff.

SCAR REVISION

Fix the scars from outdated or poorly performed hair transplants

When you made the decision to have hair replacement, you thought your days of hiding beneath a baseball cap were behind you.  But now that you’re left with a nasty scar, you’re feeling more self-conscious than ever.

You may be wondering why you even sank all that time and money into the procedure to begin with.  This is not what you signed up for.

Let’s be clear: Embarrassing scars are not a normal part of hair replacement.

When done correctly—by skilled practitioners using the most advanced technology—hair replacement should look totally natural.  Unfortunately, older transplant procedures missed the mark and often left massive scars that persist years later.

Even today, some practitioners aren’t skilled enough to perform hair transplants without significant scarring.  Which is why it’s important to choose a hair transplant surgeon with extensive training and experience in the latest advances in hair restoration.

But regardless of how you ended up with your scar—and probably some regrets—there’s hope.

The good news is that hair replacement scars can be fixed.  At Genesis we have helped people just like you fix their hair transplant scars … and finally be comfortable in their skin.

How?  With a tailored approach using all the best tools available for each individual.  Using a process called scar revision, we are able to effectively remove the scar.  If needed, we can also use injections of fillers or cortisone to even out the skin.

The end result is a natural-looking, scar-free head of hair you can be proud of—finally.

Curious to see what we can do to fix your hair transplant scar?  Contact us today to find out how we can help.