Randomly came across this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7862PEY6nY. I guess the concept is you excise grafts of scar tissue using an fue punch and then the body heals by creating new collagen somehow shrinking the scar. It kind of reminded me of the whole microneedling/dermabrasion thing that I've heard people have had success with.
Could this end up being a good solution for FUT scars? Seeing as few people seem to have luck with traditional scar excisions and Fue depletes the donor area and still causes scarring, not to mention it's expensive af.
3 years after Fut (1,000 grafts), I want to repair the scar. HT doc said it stretched more than he anticipated, apparently I have too much scalp laxity. Ideally I'd like to conceal scar and have a shorter haircut (3 or 4 razor) without harming donor density too much.
Option 1: Doc offered to do a scar excision with double layer tricho suture. He said he did a single layer tricho originally (whatever that means). He'd also implant any grafts harvested, but I just want to excise the scar not do another strip.
Option 2: FUE into scar, estimated 400-600 grafts. If I went this route I'd consider up to 1k grafts to finish some work up front.
Scar Excision: Cant find a lot of success stories with this one. Has anyone had a long-lasting positive outcome they can share? Did it allow you to wear your hair shorter? How did it impact the density around the scar? Im thinking if i had some success then id require less fue grafts in the future to improve the scar if i needed. Would hate to make things worse though.
FUE: I have fine blonde hair and am worried about over harvesting. For those who have done fue, do you notice the scars? Can you feel them? Is there any way to get an idea of how 1k grafts would affect density in the donor area for hair type like mine.
It would be great to hear some personal experiences. i know Im not the only one in this dilemma.
I am 32 and made the mistake of having a hair transplant when I simply do not have a enough hair on my head to fill my frontal or crown. Not enough supply for the demand. I should have paid more attention in economics class before undergoing the procedure. So, now I am stuck with the typical ear to ear FUT scar with a balding top of my head. I think I can maintain this for at least 10 years and look simply like a thin 30 something old. My question is should I attempt an excision/revision or simply put FUE into my scar in attempt to trim it down to a respectable level all around (hoping for 1/4 inch or less with slight scar showing only)? My scar is 2-3 mm wide all around. I know there are plenty of you out there that have had this decision to make and it either bit you or you were successful. Maybe it is not worth the risk for the possibility of a 50% improvement?
Let me know what you guys think?
How is this done along with the previous scar?
Do they do it along the same place? Is this what is meant by 'scar excision'?
If it is along the same place, is the strip going to be the skin immediately below the scar or above the scar or does it matter?
Can they improve the original strip scar? Mine is quite thick so am hoping it could be improved. I know that the conditions that cause the first scar - such as degree of scalp laxity - will probably have a say in how the second scar forms. Maybe fact that skin will be tighter after the second HT could mean it stretches more.