Hair Transplant to hide scars
Most types of scars can be concealed with a hair transplant by taking grafts (groups of hair follicles) from the neck and moving to the area of scar tissue. In each individual case, we make an assessment of the scar and estimate the number of grafts that need to be moved.
Examples of areas where a hair transplant can cover scars
How does this hair transplant work?
When you receive a hair transplant to cover scars, we usually work with quite small areas. We shave a small square in the donor area in the back of the head and extract grafts (groups of hair follicles). These grafts then move to the area of scar tissue to be hidden. The hair transplant is then supplemented with a PRP treatment for best results. Sometimes the scar tissue may be so thick that PRP treatment is needed before the procedure to encourage blood supply to the area.
Different types of hair transplants that cover scars:
- Hair transplants to hide the scars on the head.
- Beard transplantations to conceal scars on the face, such as on the cheek, chin or upper lip.
- Eyebrow transplantation to hide scars over the eyebrows.
Scar after the FUT technique
It is common that we have patients who want to correct old scars in the back of their head. These could be scars from hair transplants using older and inferior techniques, which have created scars in the donor area. It is never possible to completely hide the scars by moving hair follicles to the scar tissue, but in almost all cases it is possible to significantly reduce the characteristically white scar. In some situations, we can also pigment the scar tissue to suppress the lighter appearance of the scar tissue.
Scars for injuries and accidents
Patients with scars from burns or scars from car or other accidents are also not uncommon for us at Nordic Hair Clinic. Often, we succeed in carrying out hair transplants with positive results on these types of scars.
A proper medical consultation is required to assess what the outcome will be. The consultation is always free when you come to us.
Some people may have congenital scars or bald patches where there is missing hair. This can be on the hair on the head, in the beard or in the eyebrows. These areas can vary in size and number. In order to determine which corrections are possible, we always recommend a consultation in order to investigate these areas.
Frequently asked questions about hair transplants
During a hair transplant, the hair is moved from an area rich in hair to an area where increased hair growth is desired. The transplanted hair follicles start to get adjusted to the new area 24 hours after the procedure and immediately start producing naturally growing hair thereafter. After 3-4 months, everything will have grown out and after 12 months all transplanted hair follicles have maximum quality and thickness.
The cost of a hair transplant depends primarily on how large of a surface is to be transplanted and how many grafts are needed to fill that surface. Our price list will give you a general idea of what it can cost, but to get a full estimate of your hair specifically, we need to examine your hair during a consultation. All consultations are free at Nordic Hair Clinic. You can also send your images through an online consultation and an expert will look at your specific case and we will get back to you with what it may cost.
The most critical time is the first 2-3 days when the area is at its most sensitive. The first week you should be extra cautious. After 2 weeks it is okay to start exercising, but you should still be careful in the sun and make sure you don’t accidentally scrape the transplanted hair. After 3 weeks you can generally do most everyday things, but head butting a football, wearing a helmet, or shaving with an electric razor might be exceptions to that. We are always available for any questions about post-transplant aftercare.
We have a partnership with Medical Finance. There you can receive interest-free credits up to 50 000 and a payment plan of up to 24 months.