A lot of people are interested to know whether or not hair will grow back naturally at the donor site after undergoing hair transplant surgery. Well, the short answer would be ‘no’. Since entire hair follicles and the surrounding cells are completely removed from beneath the scalp surface, hair re-growth in the donor site is not at all possible. Hair re-growth will only take place in areas in the donor site where the hair follicles were not fully removed.
However, since your hair transplant surgeon will harvest follicles from an area in the scalp with the densest concentration of hair, the effect will be barely noticeable. The remaining hair surrounding the donor area is more than enough to conceal the spots where the excisions were made.
In addition, hair is expected to grow back from either side of the incision, and under some circumstances, even through the incision after the scar has fully healed. This is one of the main reasons why hair restoration experts try to keep the donor scar as thin as possible. While wider strips were taken back in the earlier days, necessitating the need for a scalp scar revision surgery, hair transplant surgeons now take longer and thinner strips to minimize the appearance of scars.
Now, if you really don’t want to have a linear scar along your scalp, you can always consider the FUE, IGT and Total Crown Renewal procedures instead.
Promoting Hair Re-growth in the Donor Area
Thanks to the power of modern science, people who have undergone hair transplant surgery can now promote hair re-growth along the donor area. With the Platelet Rich Plasma and ACELL therapies, hair regeneration along the extraction area is now fast becoming a reality. Both treatments have been observed to facilitate donor scar healing and follicle regeneration.
If you are interested to know about the most effective ways by which you can promote hair re-growth along the extraction area, consult Dr. Mark DiStefano of the DiStefano Hair Restoration Clinic. To reach him, visit his contact page.
DiStefano Hair Restoration Center is committed to helping men and women take charge of their appearance and self-esteem through hair restoration options. For more than 16 years, DiStefano has been at the forefront of the hair transplantation industry, and has performed more than 5,000 successful hair transplant procedures.