After Root Removal from the Donor Area, Will There Be Scars and Thinning?

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In hair transplantation procedures, the area where the hair follicles are taken is called the donor area. Even using modern hair transplantation techniques, it is inevitable to leave a scar in the donor area after hair transplantation. However, after most surgeries, it is possible to encounter results such as scars and long recovery times.

During the hair transplantation process, individual hair follicles are taken from the donor area on the back and sides of your head. As a result, small scars less than a millimeter in diameter form in the donor area where each hair follicle was removed. Also, a certain degree of sparseness can be seen in the hair follicles.

How much scar is left in the donor area after hair transplantation?

Hair transplant surgery involves removing each hair follicle and replanting it in balding areas. The skin in the donor area, where the hair follicles are taken, usually heals within 2-3 weeks. However, small scars of 0.7-0.9 mm in size occur where the hair follicles are taken.

Is Hair Transplantation Possible in the Donor Area Without Leaving a Trace?

It is not possible to leave scars during the hair transplantation process. Because, in this process, each hair follicle is cut separately. Therefore, scarring is inevitable. However, these scars can be hidden as much as possible by an experienced surgeon.

How Can Scars Formed in the Donor Area Be Concealed?

It is very important not to take too many hair follicles from the nape, which is the donor area, during the hair transplantation process, in terms of hiding the resulting scars. Leaving plenty of hair on the back of your head allows your remaining hair to grow and cover scars.

Approximately 1 week after the hair transplant surgery, the hair can reach a length that can cover the scars in the donor area. During this period, it becomes very difficult for you to see the traces in small dots. As the healing process continues, scars begin to appear less and less.

Choosing the right surgeon for hair transplantation is very important in terms of healing the scars in the donor area in a shorter time. In addition, correct techniques should be applied in order not to create sparseness between the hairs remaining in this area as a result of the procedure and to hide the scars easily.

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