Many people affected by hair loss see hair transplant as a possible final solution to their problem. However, the transplant isn’t always a miracle solution. One of its complications, for example, is the fact that it leaves scars. These can be more or less small or visible depending on many factors, but in any case, they can cause discomfort to whoever underwent the transplant. Tricopigmentation can be a valid help in these cases, because it can hide and camouflage the above mentioned scars. Being aware of the fact that, in the event that the transplant leaves unpleasant scars, there still is a technique capable of limiting their visibility, allowing you to live with much more serenity the choice to undergo this kind of surgery.
DIFFERENT KINDS OF SCARS TO COVER UP
The scars left by a hair transplant in the donor area can be of different kinds, depending on the type of transplant that was performed. In fact, the difference between STRIP and FUE transplant lies in the different methodologies implemented to extract the follicular units from the donor area. This is the process that leaves the scars that, as a consequence, will be different depending on the method implemented.
The STRIP hair transplant technique involves the removal of an entire strip of skin from the donor area, from which the follicular units are then extracted. Then, these units are implanted in the recipient area. This means that the surgeon makes a cut in the back of the head that then needs to be closed with stitches. As a consequence of that, the scar that will show up after this kind of surgery will be one linear scar and more or less thin. If after the transplant the hair is kept long this will be sufficiently covered, while if you will choose to keep your hair short, this will be visible in many cases. If you wish to avoid questions about it, or if more specifically you wish to avoid people knowing you underwent a transplant, you can opt for a tricopigmentation into the scar. After this procedure, the scar, for obvious reasons, will not disappear, but it will be much less visible and its appearance will significantly improve.
The FUE transplant instead involves the extraction of single follicular units one by one. This process avoids the formation of a long and visible scar like the STRIP one. The FUE scars, in fact, will be small and circular, generally much less visible, even if numerous. However, this type of extractions tends to leave the donor area more clearly emptied, especially if the number of extraction is high. With tricopigmentation, it is possible to treat the FUE scars so that, instead of being small, light and hair-less circles, they can seem again as full of growing hairs. This allows both to hide the scars themselves and to give, in general, a fuller and denser appearance to the area.
In general, the conditions that make a scar safely treatable are, it is totally healed, flat and pearly white.