Well, the good news is that you can undergo hair transplant treatment to correct the scar tissue of the scalp on the scar. However, the way of doing the surgical method is different because the tissues & skin of a scar are different as compared to the regular tissue and skin.
Treatment of hair transplant on Scalp scar
Hair growth is not normal in scar tissue because hair follicles are not there in a scar. Hair follicles are capsules present underneath the skin, and then it results in hair growth.
To transplant hair onto a scar. The surgeon will transplant the hair which is present in the follicles into the scar. This way the hair takes the root, and it starts growing back like normal hair.
The hair follicles will only grow once the area is healed and the follicles get grafted into the skin. Additionally, from the nearby blood vessels, it will get the blood. Make sure that you take proper care and follow the surgeon’s tips.
In most cases, the surgeon uses the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplantation to correct this issue on time.
What does the FUE procedure look like?
Follicular Unit Extraction
- Shave the area
During the surgery, the surgeon will shave the area on the scalp or where the scar is present.
- Extract the hair follicles
The surgeon will extract a series of hair follicles from where the hair growth is maximum. This process will leave tiny scars, and these are not visible with naked eyes.
- Transplanting the hair follicles
Once the hair follicles are extracted, the surgeon will create the opening in the scar tissue, and the hair follicles are inserted into the desired place.
Once everything is done the bandage is applied to the scar tissue with gauze and cotton.
How do you need to take care of yourself?
The hair transplantation procedure will take around 4 to 8 hours depending on how many hair grafts are required. Once the surgery is done you can go back home on the same day.
After the surgery, you will feel slight discomfort along with swelling for 2 weeks. Once the area has begun to heal all these factors will go away.
- Do not wash your hair for a few days after the treatment.
- Take rest till the time scalp is not healed completely.
- Do not apply anything on the scalp which is not prescribed by the surgeon. You should ask him when you can use hair products after the surgery.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes for some days so that the fabric does not touch the transplanted area.
- You should wait for at least one week to get back to your working routine.