A hair transplant can cover most types of scars. In every individual case we assess the scar tissue and decide the amount of grafts that are to be transplanted from the neck to the scar.
A hair transplant onto scar tissues is always supplemented by PRP-injections for the best result.
Different types of scars
FUT (Strip) Scar
Scars from hair transplants with older and inferior techniques are common here at Nordic Hair. Every month we get patients who want to correct old scars at their necks. It is not possible to completely cover the scars by moving follicles to the scar tissue, but it can almost always significantly reduce the characteristic white scar. In some situations we also add pigmentation to the scar tissue to tone down its bright/white appearance.
Patients visit Nordic Hair with scars following burn injuries or scars from car accident or other accidents. We are often successful in completing hair transplants with good results.
Come people may have congenital scars or bare spots where hair is missing. This can be the hair on the head, beard or eyebrows. These areas can vary in both size and number. To ensure what corrections are possible we always recommended a consultation to assess these areas.
A graft is a group of follicles. When you look at the hair you can see that there can be two, or even three or four hairs growing from the same spot – each of those groups are called a graft and it can also just be one single hair. On the right you can see an example of one graft with two hairs and one graft with four hairs.
If you have many hairs in each graft your hair will be thicker. Middle eastern men often have more hairs in each graft than for example Scandinavian men. That being said, a hair transplant of 2000 can vary in looks as a person can have thicker hair with multiple hairs in each graft.
When a hair transplant is performed to cover scars it is often over small areas. It is therefore enough to shave a smaller area from the donor site (the neck) to collect grafts. Thanks to the usage of such small amount of hair the square is so small that it is easy to cover if your hair is longer.
Despite the fact that it is such a small portion that is shaved, some men chose to shave off all hair to avoid any visual differences when it comes to the length of the hair.
Donor sites, also called donation area, are those areas where grafts are collected to be moved to the new area. In most cases the most common donor site is at the neck, but in some cases it can also be collected from the chest.
The reason hair is taken from the neck only (that reaches forward to the level of the ears) is because that hair is genetically coded to not fall off – and therefore the transplant is a permanent solution.
The donor site plays a big role in what conditions you have for a hair transplant. There are possibilities to do a big and possible multiple transplants if you have thick hair while someone with very thin and weak hair at the neck has smaller opportunities to transplant.
In some cases the chest is used as a donor site and is then done in combination with the neck as it does not have exactly the same structure and needs to be mixed.