Can You Transplant Cloned Hair Into a Scar?January 29th, 2010
Q: If you have already had a hair transplant, once cloning becomes available, will you be able to transplant the cloned hair into the first transplant’s scar on the back of the head? I like to wear my hair short, especially in the summer, and also would feel more comfortable knowing there is no scar in my head.
A: Yes, as long as the scar is not thickened, cloned hair should grow just as normally transplanted hair would and would be a great way to address any residual scarring from the procedure.
Although hair can be transplanted into widened scars, hair does not grow well in thick scars – this would apply to hair restoration procedures performed via traditional means as well as those using cloned hair.Related Posts:
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- Will Hair Transplant Grafts Grow in Scar Tissue on Scalp?
- Can Hair be Transplanted into Scar Tissue from a Prior Transplant?
- Can a Hair Transplant Grow Hair Over a Scar From an Injury?
Topic: Hair Transplant into Scar
Tags: Hair Cloning, Scar Thickening, Scarring, Wide Scar Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on January 29th, 2010 at 2:14 pm