- by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
Can You Get Hair Transplant on Scar Tissue?
Yes. I can perform hair transplant surgery on scar tissue. The scar tissue should be analyzed in advance and how much of it can be closed and how it can be closed must be discussed with the patient.
The scarring of the head scalp which is generated by injuries or other factors doesn’t allow any hair growing on it. It doesn’t matter how long the hair is in the surrounded area, the scaring area will remain bald. For your information, just like other types of skin, your head scalp is also formed of layers of the dermis. the scaring generate a trauma which damage the tissue will also damage the hair follicles which reside in those tissues, which might be permanent. The severe damaged or dead follicles can’t grow any new hair, that’s why the baldness occurs in the scarred area. You may have hair growth on it, but with a lower density and generate unproportional appearance in your head.
Hair Transplant on Scar Tissue
The scarring on tissues can actually be healed and repaired by the times as you might notice some hair growth in the scarred area. However, this natural process may years to decades and may not be fully repairing. The worst scenario is that the scar area will remain growing no hair at all. It may be clearly visible and create cosmetic and aesthetic problems. Since it has the same effect on the hair loss issues, can you get hair transplant on scar tissue?
Hair Transplant Scar Revision Surgery
The aesthetic problems generated by the scarring is actually annoying and an comfortable experience. The scars can derive from many causes including the incidents or even a bad hair transplant procedure. As the hair won’t grow in the scarring area, the scars are more visible and affect your appearance.
However, it should be noted that healing process may be different for each person. You may be vulnerable and prone to deep scar tissues while the others aren’t. In fact, once get a wound in your head, the healing process including what treatment or medication used to treat the wound may determine the scar tissue forms and severity.
A hair transplant can be taken as a scar revision surgery which works by transplanting follicular units to the sparring area. Once the follicles are successfully implanted, they will grow some new hair which covers up the scaring area and makes it less visible. However, you need to get your scar tissues deeply analyzed and discuss the chance of promoting the hair growth in that area. A reputable doctor won’t recommend a hair transplant procedure for severe scar tissues. In such case, the doctor may recommend other treatments beforehand including medications. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page.