After Hair Transplant, What Is Recommended Hair Length To Hide Scar?January 25th, 2010
Q: I never kept my hair really long, what length can I wear my hair after a hair transplant to hide that I had a procedure?
A: Hair transplants, whether using the strip method to harvest the donor hair or by extracting individual follicular units one-by-one directly from the scalp, will leave some scarring. If the hair is long enough so that the underlying scalp is not visible, these scars will not be seen.
The quality and density of a person’s donor hair will affect this coverage and determine how short a person may keep his hair. In some cases the back and sides can be cut to a few millimeters, in others it would need to be kept longer. Since there is no scarring in the recipient area (the front and top of the scalp where the grafts are placed) the hair in these areas may be kept at any length.Related Posts:
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Topic: Hair Transplant
Tags: Appearance After Hair Transplant, Camouflage Donor Scar, Donor Hair, Donor Hair Density, Donor Scar, Follicular Unit, Follicular Unit Extraction Scarring, Follicular Unit Grafts, Hair Length To Hide Scar, Hair Quality, Hair Transplant, Recipient Sites, Scarring, Strip Harvesting Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on January 25th, 2010 at 7:47 am
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