Dr Sachin Pawar is an expert Hair transplant surgeon, currently practising with HairMD Pune. He answers one of the most common questions related to the procedure- Is hair transplant scars visible?
When you look up online, there is a lot of confusion regarding the prominence of hair transplant scar. The truth is that there is a scar left behind after each and every hair transplant but the depth of it depends on what method are you choosing for your hair transplant, whether it is FUT or FUE.
You can refer to an educational video by Dr Dhananjay Chavan, Hair transplant surgeon on all about hair transplant.
In the follicular unit transplant, a strip of the scalp is taken from the back of your head and the donor hair is harvested from the strip. The wrong procedure leads to the wrong linear scar on the back of your head.
If you grow your hair long then this scar is hardly visible but if you choose to keep your hair short, then this scar is definitely visible. On the other hand, when it comes to FUE transplant, then the individual hair follicles are removed by using very small punches. This leaves very tiny and invisible scars on the back of your head. This procedure is the most suitable procedure for patients who like to keep their hair short, but this is a standard situation whenever this procedure is done by experienced surgeons who use a very high quality of instruments as well as a high quality of punches. A very high quality of magnification is essential to do this kind of procedure and then adequate care should be taken in order to not do over harvesting of grafts.
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A proper procedure also ensures that you do not damage the nearby follicles. If the procedure is not done properly then even the FUE scars are visible and there is thinning in the donor area. We at HairMD, Pune use curl size loops for magnification and the punches used are all made by experts in the United States. These punches are very sharp and very precise. Our team is the very experienced team with qualifications and we believe in delivering the best results to our patients by maintaining a very high standard of quality in each and every step of hair transplant so as to ensure the minimising of the left over the scar.