A reparative procedure can be an excellent solution to hair loss that has occurred as a result of prior surgeries or scarring of various sorts.
Surgical procedures, even performed at the utmost quality of care, at times, still result in the appearance of scars for some patients. This appearance of scars often depends upon the patient’s ability to heal, as each individual will have a varying rate of healing and some may scar more easily than others. Scars from prior surgeries can lead to elevated hairlines on the face or unwanted loss of hair in other parts of the body. Hair transplantation into these areas works wonderfully as a way to camouflage the minor scars that may develop. This is perhaps most often seen in patients after having a facelift or browlift. Thankfully, the reparative hair transplant is a minor and relatively simple procedure. Hair transplantation is utilized upon the scarred areas both behind the ear and in front of it to help to obscure the visibility of any scarring from a facelift. It is important to keep in mind that this procedure does not remove the scars, it only acts as a means to conceal them, although it is quite effective in concealing the scarring. An individual may require more than one session of hair restoration to develop full levels of concealment with which the patient will be satisfied. The timeframe between the initial procedure that led to the scarring and when the hair transplantation can be performed varies depending on the individual, but typically, patients wait about approximately four to six months. As always, it’s best to consult with your doctor to determine the best course of action to take.