Why is camouflaging of scars in hair bearing areas required?
Injuries on hair bearing areas could leave scars and lead to permanent hair loss on the location of the scars. Hair loss due to scarring could cause visible bald patches. Hence, camouflaging of scars is required.
How can scars be camouflaged on hair bearing areas?
Hair transplant is an effective way of camouflaging scars on hair bearing areas. Camouflaging can be done using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method or the Strip Method depending on the size of the scars.
Hair transplant with Follicular Unit Extraction -
Hair transplant with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) requires follicular units to be removed from the donor sites and transplanted into the receiver site using micro needles
The number of sessions for follicular hair transplant depends upon the severity of hair loss.
The process helps maintain the natural appearance of hair, effectively covers balding patches and leaves no scars.
The donor site looks absolutely unaffected after the follicular units are removed.
Hair transplant with Strip Method?
Hair transplant with strip method requires removing strips of hair along with some surrounding skin. These strips are then separated and dissected under a microscope into individual grafts and transplanted to the receiver sites using micro needles.
The graft strips are removed from the back side of the scalp; hence the neck and head movements could be restricted for a few weeks after the surgery.
More grafts are removed in this process than in follicular unit extraction, hence the number of sessions required to complete hair transplant is less.
It takes about 2 to 3 weeks to head the scars and the stitches to dissolve or to be removed.