Is There Any Scarring from a Hair Transplant?

Fibrosis (scarring) is the process of healing when human skin is cut. With Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), a small incision is made in the back of the head and is then sutured. This leaves behind a small linear scar when healed.

When performing an Individual Graft Technique (IGT) transplant, also known as follicular unit extraction (FUE), a device called a Safe Scribe is used to microscopically separate hair follicles from the skin of the scalp. This leaves no linear scar and is often the preferred method for people who wear their hair extremely short.

Best Candidates for IGT™:

  • Patients who don’t want any visible scarring from the procedure
  • Patients who want to wear their hair any length after the procedure
  • Patient who want the most natural results from each follicle being transplanted one by one
  • Patients who want a thicker, fuller head of hair
  • Patients who want to return to work the next day