Is Hair Transplantation Performed On The Scar?
Hair does not fall out on its own, just in the natural flow of life. As a result of a traffic accident, surgery scar or even a blow taken when he was young, regional baldness in the head area can be experienced.
Emphair Hair Transplantation Center explains whether hair transplantation can be performed on these areas, which we can simply call scars:
“Of course, it is possible to have a hair transplant on the scar. However, hair transplantation on the scar is different from the usual hair transplantation because the skin and tissues of the scar are different from normal skin and tissue.
How is Hair Transplantation Done On Scars?
The hair does not grow naturally in the scar tissue because there is no hair follicle due to the blow. Hair follicles are capsules under the skin that hold and re-grow hairs.
The blood vessels under the follicles help them grow and regenerate. However, when the skin is damaged and a scar is formed, the hair follicles do not grow back.
This is because thick fibrous tissue called collagen is formed to heal the scar and protect the underlying skin.
This healing mechanism of the body sometimes leaves no room for hair follicles, blood vessels or even nerves.
In summary, the scar area is not like normal skin, so scar tissue may not accept a typical hair transplant, where hair is added to existing follicles.
To transplant hair into a scar, we aim to allow the hair to root and regrow after contact with blood vessels.
Hair follicles will usually start growing hair again after the area has healed, the follicles are fully transplanted into the skin, and receive blood flow from nearby blood vessels.
Needs Very Good Care
Successful hair transplantation to scar tissue requires close follow-up and good care. You may need more than one hair transplant due to the initial lack of blood flow in the area.
Scar tissue is often thickened or the skin is elevated. We can inject corticosteroids into the area around your wound to flatten the wound surface and make the area look more natural.
After Hair Transplantation To The Scar, The Time Of Hair Regrowth Changes
The time it takes for hair to regrow in the scar can be very variable. I would like to tell you about a study conducted in 2013.
This study of 25 hair transplant cases on scars found that the majority of patients had 75% or more hair growth at the six-month follow-up appointment.
And a 2014 study found that between 64% and 95% of hair transplanted in scar tissue survived about 13 months after surgery.”
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Written on 01/06/2022
Last Update: 01/06/2022