FUE hair transplant surgery has become very popular in recent years, with the FUE technique used by many surgeons. Results and the amount of scarring with this procedure are affected by several factors.
- Donor site density
- FUE punch size
- Individual healing condition
- The skill of the doctor
Patients frequently ask about FUE surgery leaving a patchy and moth-eaten appearance. This is usually the result of overharvesting grafts from the donor area and the use of a larger sized punch
- Poor healing, thus increasing the size and number of scars
- Low hair density at the donor site, which decreased the fullness of regrown hair
- Dark hair with light skin which causes the scarring to be more pronounced
- The punch size. The size of the punch used for FUE should be less than 1mm. Larger punches can increase the size of any scarring that may occur.
When considering FUE hair transplant or any other type of surgery make sure it is right for you, be sure you have all the information to make an informed decision for your needs. Consult with a qualified hair transplant surgeon.
Any clinic who claims FUE hair restoration surgery is scarless should be avoided. Every FUE procedure will leave a small scar, some bigger than others. Some clinics will say they can only be seen under a microscope, this is not true. Scarless FUE does not exist.