Treatment for scars
Nowadays it is possible to cover scars and make them almost or totally invisible. Scars are fibrous connective tissues, a response to an injury, which makes possible the healing and joining of the wound edges.
On the scalp, scars have several origins listed below:
- Accidents, burns;
- After a hair transplant surgery, linear white scar souvenir of a previous FUT or on the contrary white dots on the back of the scalp product of a previous FUE with a very large punch on the donor area;
- Inflammatory response.
In most of the cases, it is all about attenuate the visibility of the scar, notably in patients after multiple hair transplant surgeries.
What are the solutions?
First of all, the lipostructure, or most commonly known as fat injection, is used to enhance the tissue trophicity, to soften the scarring or the fibrous area.
The lipostructure consists in taking fat from the body under local anaesthesia and reinjecting it after centrifugation in the scar tissue.
Fat, adipose tissues contain a lot of stem cells which can really regenerate, can repair damaged tissues.
In the case of indurate scar, fat injection is essential in order to obtain a positive outcome of a future hair transplant.
Furthermore, fat injection induces a new vascularisation and a hair transplant can be considered.
Hair transplant FUE:
Hair transplant FUE is often considered to cover a scar too noticeable, nevertheless before a potential hair transplant, a fat injection treatment in the damaged tissue will be the first step. To properly grow, a graft needs to be vascularised, it can be possible if we implant the graft more deeply and in this way, we avoid the fibrous area, or by the regeneration of the tissue by fat injection.
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP):
It is a technique initially developed by a tattoo artist; it consists in doing a tattoo on the scalp using specific medical pigments. This pigment is semi-permanent.
In decreasing the scar’s whiteness, the contrast with the rest of the hair is less visible. On the other hand, the SMP treatment can intensify the result of a previous hair transplant, bringing more density.
This new treatment requires an experienced team to reach a natural effect.