At MHR, our team of talented doctors excels at hair restoration treatments, but they’re equally as skilled at corrective scar surgery.

Even though hair transplant surgery has revolutionised the way people experience aging and alopecia, an unfortunate number of patients gain a new problem – visible scars. Using advanced technology, we can now minimise any unsightly marks left behind from previous graft procedures.

What is scar surgery?

As the name suggests, scar removal surgery is a cosmetic procedure that corrects any significant, lasting marks resulting from hair transplant treatments. At MHR, our specialists have a number of effective methods to reduce the appearance of these skin blemishes, including:

  • Remove old, thick scars –we can remove old thick scars and close with a Tricophytic closure to ensure the scar is almost invisible.
  • Camouflaging – The other method is to disguise the site by transplanting hair directly onto the scarred region.
  • Administering less invasive procedures – Cortisone injections can flatten thick strips, while dermal fillers are ideal to raise depressed lines, and laser treatments level or smooth any irregular scars.

What is the Tricophytic closure method

This method of closing the surgical cut is the most successful in achieving an almost completely invisible scar. Instead of simply pulling the skin together and suturing, the top layer of the cut is pulled slightly over the bottom layer allowing a small overlap. The hair beneath the overlap then grows up through the scar and hides it.

closure method

The Causes of Visible Scalp Scarring

There are primarily two ways of performing hair transplant procedures, namely:

  • Strip harvesting – During this form of surgery, a small ribbon of hair is taken from a healthy donor site. While the graft is dissected into natural groupings of four or less follicles for transplant purposes, it leaves a single thin scar where it was removed.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – In these procedures, multiple tiny grafts are sourced and relocated to balding areas, leaving behind a number of small round, white scars.

These days, and under normal circumstances, the marks are nearly undetectable. What’s more, over time, your revitalised hair will grow and cover any minor blemishes. Visible head scars only really occur when:

  • Outdated hair transplant methods are used
  • New surgery techniques are performed incorrectly
  • Patients simply don’t recover well due to poor scalp laxity

The MHR team goes to great lengths to ensure that patients undergo the most appropriate scar surgery for their needs. Book an appointment to discuss your options with us today.