Whether hair transplant scars will be visible or not after your procedure entirely depends on the technique you opt for. Some technologies will leave not a single visible trace, whereas others can leave very visible scars.
If hair transplant scars are a concern to you, read along to see which techniques you should avoid for scar-free results.
1- FUT Hair Transplant
Short for follicular unit transplantation, the FUT technique is the first ever technique to emerge in the field. And for this reason, it does not meet modern standards of aesthetics.
In this procedure, your doctor extracts hair follicles by cutting-out a strip of skin from your scalp. Because this leaves behind a large cut, your doctor then needs to stitch it to help the wound heal.
This process leaves behind a very visible hair transplant scar.
Owing to the developments in the hair transplant industry, you now have many other options to choose from that do not cause scarring.
Short for follicular unit extraction, the FUE technique uses a modern approach to extract hair follicles. In this technique, there is no need to make any large cuts on the scalp. Instead, your doctor will use a micro-punch with a very small diameter to extract hair follicles one by one.
The punch will have the same diameter as a hair follicle and the cut will not be deep. Therefore, with FUE hair transplants you can expect scar-free results.
DHI hair transplant is another modern technique that uses a special pen to open channels in the recipient site and load the implants in one step. It is very efficient and cuts the procedure time by around an hour.
Both the tools that the technique uses to extract hair follicles as well as to open channels are micro in dimension. So there will be no hair transplant scars with this technique as well.
Sapphire FUE is another modern technology that uses Sapphire stone to make its surgical tools. The blade that your doctor uses to open channels, is completely made from Sapphire which gives it biocompatible characteristics as well as an edgier tip that allows for precise channel opening.
In this technique, your doctor uses a micro-punch with a diameter slightly larger in size than that of your hair follicles, Coupled with the sapphire blade for opening channels, the technique will not cause any hair transplant scars.
Hair transplant scars are only an issue with the FUT technique and unfortunately they are permanent. The size of the wound and the fact that your doctor needs to stitch it after, creates a deep scar that can not go away.
If you do not want to deal with visible hair transplant scars, you should definitely consider more modern alternatives such as FUE hair transplant, DHI hair transplant, and Sapphire FUE hair transplant. With these technologies, if any scars will form, they will be microscopic and you can easily cover them up without shaving. And these
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