Getting Rid Of Strip Scars With FUE Hair Transplant Treatment

FUE Hair Transplant Treatment

Toronto FUE hair transplant procedures have become more accessible than ever, and people are choosing to undergo the older “strip method” of hair transplant surgery (FUT) much less commonly. The old technique used to be considered the industry standard. It involved excising a long strip of scalp tissue from the back of the head, removing and separating the follicles from that strip, and then transplanting the follicles into donor sites.

This very common hair restoration technique has often had the downside of leaving men with a visible, linear scar at the back of the head. The difficulty of hiding or reducing this visible scar frustrates many people. However, there are solutions. Many doctors still choose to offer this method, but we can now offer options to minimize or get rid of the tell-tale scar that comes with the strip method of hair transplant.

Getting Rid Of Strip Scars With FUE Hair Transplant Treatment

Follicular Unit Extraction

FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. It is a precision technique developed to carefully extract individual follicles from donor sites such as the sides and back of the head, then graft them into recipient sites. One of the leading benefits of choosing this method is that it does not create a long scar. Although it is time-consuming, each hair is removed and replaced carefully, allowing the hair transplant technicians to create realistic patterns and natural-looking hair on a scalp that heals much faster.

Unlike the micro-incisions, which heal very quickly using the FUE method, the scar related to the strip method of hair transplant can, unfortunately, widen over time. Depending on the colour and length of hair, this horizontal band where hairs don’t grow may stand out starkly from the rest of the hair. One way to minimize its appearance is with FUE hair grafts to the scar. Implanting hairs one by one will break up the scar’s appearance and help blend it in with real, natural hair. This is actually a fairly cost-effective option as well because the strip is relatively small compared to an entire scalp.

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Getting Rid Of Strip Scars With FUE Hair Transplant Treatment

Scalp Micropigmentation

Another excellent camouflage option involves the use of scalp micropigmentation (SMP). Semi-permanent tattoo ink can be masterfully applied to the scalp to mimic the appearance of real hairs or stubble and blend away the look of a hairless scar. This method leaves you free to wash and style your hair as usual without worrying about washing anything off.

Dr. Torgerson has extensive training and expertise in the area of facial, head, and neck surgery as well as in-depth knowledge of underlying issues and contributing factors to hair loss and restoration. His Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic is at the forefront of this exciting industry.

If you have concerns about scarring that previous hair restoration techniques have left you with, rest assured that we have options to help you. We recommend that you book a private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Torgerson and find out how he can help you minimize those scars and complete your look.

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