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I have started an experiment on my channel on my 6500+ fue scars. They have almost no pigment, very white and stand out quite a lot when the hair is shaven very closely to the skin.

I was thinking, since Microneedling has been used for variety of scars to disguise them, I was wondering if it's even possible for FUE scars.
I couldn't find proper info on this, so obviously decided to do it myself.

Current regiment:

First month
- Dr. Pen M8, MAX speed, 16 needle cartridge, 1mm needle length, 1 x two weeks

Second and following months
- Dr. Pen M8 MAX speed, 16 needle cartridge, 1.5mm needle length, 1 x every week

Oh, I did a high skin fade to see the scars properly and so we will be able to compare them 6 months down the line where I will do it again.

 

Let me know what do you think!

 

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It is a worthwhile experiment, just be careful about your micro needling frequency, I think 1x a week may be too much. I would stick to the 1x every two weeks approach. 

Also, you should try to avoid all sun exposure on those areas after micro-needling that heavy for at least 3-4 days, which I am sure you already know :).

 

 

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I think it's worth a go, honestly I wouldn't expect too much from it, but it might help. Who knows, it might help a lot.

As a side note, how long do you think it took for the scars to reach their current hypo-pigmented state in your case? I'm going to shave/fade my donor area in the next week or two (at 4-5 weeks post surgery) to get an idea of how the scarring looks, and your case made me wonder how close whatever it looks like will be to the final outcome once all is said and done.

I know that it takes longer, up to or even over a year, for a scar to generally heal to it's final form, but I was just wondering if you think yours probably were as white in the following months after your first HT as they were when you shaved over a year later for your second?

 

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55 minutes ago, JDEE0 said:

I think it's worth a go, honestly I wouldn't expect too much from it, but it might help. Who knows, it might help a lot.

As a side note, how long do you think it took for the scars to reach their current hypo-pigmented state in your case? I'm going to shave/fade my donor area in the next week or two (at 4-5 weeks post surgery) to get an idea of how the scarring looks, and your case made me wonder how close whatever it looks like will be to the final outcome once all is said and done.

I know that it takes longer, up to or even over a year, for a scar to generally heal to it's final form, but I was just wondering if you think yours probably were as white in the following months after your first HT as they were when you shaved over a year later for your second?

 

In the first few months scars definitely were a bit pink. It definitely takes a long time. At 6 months you will have a good general idea. Possibly it's 80-90% of its "final form".

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On 12/13/2021 at 2:27 PM, Rolandas said:

I was thinking, since Microneedling has been used for variety of scars to disguise them, I was wondering if it's even possible for FUE scars.
I couldn't find proper info on this, so obviously decided to do it myself.

 

It will be interesting to see if anything happens.

 

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16 hours ago, Gatsby said:

Scars continue to improve long after 12 months. I have scars that I have had from two poor hair transplants and repair work for the past 37 years! Over time they do change and as I said improve.

After my 1st transplant I felt like my scars got a bit worse 12 months in, than they were 6 months after the surgery. Essentially they reduced their pigment and became a bit more obvious.

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no, I'm happy the way it is. I'm doing it not for myself, but mainly as an experiment. If this will turn out positively, a lot of people could greatly benefit from it.

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2 minutes ago, RandoBrando517 said:

What size punch did you get? Change the hairstyle bruh 

0.8mm & 0.85mm

Hairstyle - Lol, as I said in the video, I did a high skin fade only to expose scars, so I can compare it down the line.

1st FUE28/01/2020 - 3659 grafts - Dr. Bruno Ferreira
2nd FUE - 03/06/2021 - 2881 grafts - Dr. Bruno Ferreira

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He's not complaining, just trying something out (microneedling) for scar healing/improvements.

Also, punch size isn't bullshit, smaller is generally better in terms of scarring, but everyone heals differently... Rolandas has said in some of his videos before that he has an almost keloid type of scarring naturally, and his scars are very white or hypo pigmented as a result. 

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