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Do you get scars on the head after hair transplant?

Date: 15 Aug 2016    Group: Doctors    Category: Others   

There are a few questions I wanted to ask expert doctors. After reading many forums it seems like hair transplantation is a better solution than hair weaving for long term satisfaction.

So here are my queries:
1. I read that there might be charges of having scars on your head as this is a kind of surgery. Is it true and what is the intensity of scars? Will scars be all over the head or in just few patches?

2. Places from where usually skin transplanted is the back of the head.So what happens to that skin after it is being removed - does that part of the skin again regrow with the hairs?

3. How much is it going to cost for cases like alopecia where all crown has to do be done for hair transplant? How long does hair sustain surgery (an approximate count of years would be helpful)?

4. Does it cause to change genes? I mean will there be chances that next generation of man won't be having this problem then?

Worried about head scars after hair transplant? Know whether hair transplant leaves head scars, the cost of such treatment and other aspects related to hair transplant.

Author: Kailash Kumar    19 Aug 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Primarily two techniques are used for hair transplantation - the strip harvesting technique and the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique. Strip harvesting leaves a thin linear scar in the donor area. The surgeon harvests a strip of skin from the posterior scalp where hair growth is good. A strip of size about 1 to 1.5 x 15 to 30 cm is surgically removed which leaves a scar. The scars are generally covered later by a patient's hair.

In the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique, tiny punches of a size typically between 0.6 mm and 1.0 mm in diameter are made. In such cases, there is no linear incision on the back of the head and it doesn't leave a linear scar. However, it requires increased surgical times and higher cost to the patient.

The transplanted hair appear just like normal hair, shampoo and oil can be applied and can be combed in any style of one's choice. They never fall and grow normally at a rate of 1-2 cm per month like other hair.

There is no hereditical effects of the hair transplantations on the next generation.

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