FUE Hair Implantation and Scarring: Things Need to Know

Many patients who underwent the hair transplant procedure are at the risk of the hair transplantation scars if the performing surgeon is not well-practiced and procedure is taken from a less recognized or general clinic. So, it is a very important decision in the restoration application of the surgery that the operating Surgeon is well-versed in performing the same with a number of years’ experience in the same field and clinic maintain the standard parameters of safety and hygienic concerns with the very best arrangement of the modern and advanced technology.

The scarring effect of the hair restoration procedure is usually seen after the FUE hair transplant, whereas the FUT technique involves a linear strip excision from the back & sides of the scalp that the incision is later closed by the Trichophytic closure results in less visible scars.

The FUE Method of Extraction and Scarring:

The FUE technique is the process of hair root extraction via the punching application that targets the follicular units above the skin surface in a circular and round punching aided by the punching tools. It leaves multiple rounds and white tiny scars almost all over the area of the donor site and needs a corrective measure to camouflage it. Therefore, the hair transplant Surgeon gives the prime focus on the FUT technique of extraction, which leaves an almost invisible scar after following the Trichophytic closure.

How to Avoid Scars in the Hair Transplant Procedure:

The only decision of taking the FUT/strip method should be chosen in order to avoid the multiple scars after the procedure. The FUT technique is performed by the linear strip excision that involves the only linear incision and later closed by the advanced method, which is more comfortable option in terms of receiving scars after the procedure. The FUE technique is a less comfortable option that gives a lesser output and the chances of graft damage are very high due to the random punching process. So, this is a better decision to choose the strip harvesting technique for the hair root extraction.

The Limitations of the FUE Technique in terms of receiving Outcomes:

  • It is performed for the body hair transplant, i.e., moustache, eyebrow, etc.
  • It is allowed only for the lesser grade of baldness such as the NW-II or III
  • The extraction limit of the graft can range between 2500-2800 only
  • The high-density transplants are not possible
  • The multiple sittings cannot be possible because the random punching processes, decrease the donor area strength

How to Camouflage the FUE Hair Transplant Scars

To camouflage the FUE scar, the expert Surgeon performs the revision hair transplant procedure by removing the wrong placed graft and re-implanted them into the requisite site. The procedure technique for revision case is FUT technique that gives the strip of the skin in a linear fashion, which is later sent to dissection step where technicians separate the graft/follicular units from the tissues and the incision of extraction is closed by the Trichophytic closure. It allows a patient to enjoy the unpredictable scars after the surgery as the excision is done only in a linear way from ear to ear that has greater tendency to hide the scars by the grown hair as compared to the multiple dots of the FUE extraction.


Summarizing all, we can say that the procedure of hair transplant is safe, painless, and scarless if performed by the expert Surgeon after a careful assessment of a total scalp condition as a very important pre-procedural step in the hair transplant procedure.

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