There are two aspects to a successful hair transplant. A new hairline and hair coverage is one. Donor hair management is the other. They are both important to a successful hair transplant. Almost all the emphasis is put on new hair growth. Obviously in many ways. But donor hair management is vital. Not only for this procedure but long-term.
Hair needs to be removed from the donor area. A hair transplant should make the minimum change to the surface of your skin. A scar is a mark left on the skin. After a wound has healed. Every wound will leave a scar. The size of the scar can depend on the hair transplant technique. But also natural skin characteristics.
Don´t forget a hair transplant result is for life
With a little length the hair hides the scalp. As a result, hides any scarring. The shorter the hair the more likely the scarring will be visible. FUT will leave a linear scar. The length depends on the number of grafts removed. FUE will leave small white dots. Randomly spread around the sides and back of the head. Some may appear as simply hairless areas. Gaps between the surrounding hairs.
Be wary of any misinformation. If a hair transplant is represented as “scarless” or “seamless”. They should be questioned and asked to put their claims in writing.
Many factors will determine how visible FUE scarring will be. From the skin complexion to the quality and standard of the procedure. These and more are issues to bring up at your hair loss consultation.