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Can Hair Transplants Lead to Scars & How to Remove Them?

Published on November 21, 2022 | 1033 views

Can Hair Transplants Lead to Scars & How to Remove Them?

Hair transplant is a very popular treatment for Androgenetic Alopecia, especially for those suffering from advanced baldness. It gives natural-looking and permanent results as it successfully restores hair on the balding areas of the scalp. But sometimes, a few patients might suffer from wide post-transplant scars. It is recommended to consult with qualified and experienced doctors who have the expertise and skills to ensure successful results while causing minimal scarring. Patients can schedule a visit to the best place for hair transplant in India at Saraswat Hospital Agra. Headed by ABHRS-certified hair transplant surgeons, the clinic promises successful and promising results.

What is a Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is a hair restoration procedure. The surgeon extracts hair follicles from the donor part of the scalp and then implants them into the recipient site. These transplanted follicles restart the hair growth cycle in the balding regions and gradually result in full coverage of the scalp.

Chances of Scarring in a Hair Transplant

The nature of scarring in a hair transplant surgery depends on the technique used for the procedure. Removing the follicles from the donor area can be done in two ways:

  • FUE – Follicular Unit Excision

In this, the surgeon extracts the hair follicles directly from the scalp. The surgeon has a specialised tool or a round punch device that can manually remove each follicle one by one.

FUE hair transplant causes minimal dot-like scarring in the donor part of the scalp.

  • FUE – Follicular Unit Transplantation

This is also known as ‘strip surgery’ method. The surgeon removes a strip of skin containing healthy hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp. The strip is then placed under a microscope and the follicles are removed by hand.

FUT hair transplant procedures usually result in a linear scar on the back of the head.

How to Deal with FUE Scars?

The FUE scars are very negligible and nothing to be worried about. They can be easily camouflaged by keeping hair longer than 1 inch.

In the case of over harvesting, scalp micropigmentation can be used to hide the scars seen in the donor area.

How to Deal with FUT Scars?

At Saraswat hospital, our surgeons use a Trichophytic closure while performing FUT hair transplant in India. This is a special type of suturing done which ensures that the linear scar on the donor area is thin and not prominently visible.

Another precaution to prevent a bad FUT scar is to make sure that the width of the strip is not more than 1.2 centimetres. Making a wider incision on the scalp will only lead to a wider scar, so the surgeon must stick to the recommended strip width.

Sometimes, a patient can have tendencies for keloid scar formation. So, if someone has a thick or big scar from a minor injury, they must disclose this information to the doctor from beforehand.

In the case of wide FUT scars, scalp micropigmentation is the best way to hide them. To see how the procedure can help, check out this video.

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It gives the appearance of a denser and fuller-looking scalp. Microneedles are used to inject natural-looking pigment into the scalp. The process is similar to like getting a tattoo.

The shape of the needle used in this procedure is jagged, and not round. This ensures that micro pigments look same as the natural shape of hair follicles. The pigment that is injected has to be customized to match the patient’s real hair color.

Scalp micropigmentation is used to treat hair transplant scars. The micro pigments can successfully camouflage the scarred area by replicating the look of densely located hair follicles.  It is a non-invasive treatment. The pigment slowly fades away with time and the procedure needs a touch-up every 3 or 4 years.

At Saraswat Hospital, we offer the best results for scalp micropigmentation in India. Our surgeons are specially trained from Finishing Touches Group, UK, one of the premier institutes in the world.


Hair transplant scars are normal. FUE scars can be easily hidden and FUT scars are thin and linear. If someone gets an abnormally wide scar after a FUT procedure, scalp micropigmentation is the best way to deal with it. Patients must visit the best place for hair transplant in India at Saraswat Hospital to make sure that they do not suffer from any bad scarring results.

If you want more details on the process of scalp micropigmentation in India, then schedule a visit with one of our doctors.

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