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How FUE Can Repair Previous Hair Transplants

Nearly 40% of hair transplant patients seek repetitive work for alterations or corrections. This is because advanced technologies have made it possible for surgeons in this field to rectify cases of scarring, bad results, and other mishaps sustained from previous procedures. Continue reading

Hair Transplant Aftercare Essentials

In 2015, hair transplants were up by more than 73% compared to what it was in 2006. The market size for the industry is estimated to be more than $2.5 billion USD today. Hair transplants are becoming more common as most people understands its different advantages.

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Hair Transplant Surgery to Hide a Scar

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Hair transplant surgery has been a godsend to lots of men and women who want to replace hair lost to age, illness or health issues. Until recently, however, most surgeries resulted in unattractive scarring that was often difficult to hide. Fortunately, all that’s changed, and now hair restoration can be performed without the risk of excessive scarring thanks to a technique called FUE (follicular unit extraction). In some cases, FUE can even be used to hide an existing scar from a previous hair restoration surgery.
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Scar Revision with FUE Hair Restoration

Hiding Scars with Corrective Hair Surgery

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Before Corrective Hair Surgery ©2014 MHTA

Do you have large scar from previous hair transplant, burn, or accident? Does the scar in the back of your head bother you? Is the scar too large or too visible to shave your head? Do you want to shave your head close to the 1 level without having the scar visible? 

There are two techniques to reduce the scar visibility. The two techniques are Trichophytic incision and FUE (Follicular Unit of Extraction). The Trichophytic incision involves shaving one edge of the skin down to 0.5 to1 mm. The shaved edge gets tucked underneath the non-shaved edge slightly when suturing the two edges together during wound closure, angling the root slightly to allow hair to grow through the scar, making the scar smaller. However, there will always be an area of no hair on the linear scar. Continue reading