Scarring is a concerning issue for the individuals seeking to undergo any surgical procedure, and hair transplant is no different. While FUE Hair Transplant results in pinhole scarring in the donor area, it is the traditional strip method transplant that is notorious for notable linear scarring.
If you are also planning to undergo Follicular Unit Hair Transplant sometime soon, make up your mind for a notable linear scar, even if you have opted for a first-rate surgeon, because it is something absolutely inevitable. But for some patients, scarring can be worse than others. There are several complications associated with scalp scarring post FUT Hair Transplant and most of them are associated with poor post-transplant care, but there is one that can never be the fault of the patient and that is scar stretching. Don’ t worry, Get the best hair transplant in Dubai Hair Club with assured results.
What is scar stretching?
Wondering what exactly is scar stretching after hair transplant? It happens when there is less than desired scalp laxity. Too tight scalp lacks the supportive collagen and thus increases the risk of scar stretching.
What are the factors responsible for scar stretching?
Besides scalp elasticity, there are several other factors as well that can contribute to scar stretching. These include:
- Poor donor area selection
- Cutting too wide strip of skin for graft harvesting
- Inappropriate removal of hair bearing strip of skin from donor area
- Inappropriate closure of the wound resulting from strip cutting
Who is more at risk of scar stretching?
Scar stretching is not a very common problem. Not everyone is equally susceptible to this type of post-transplant complication. The ill-fated souls that often show up with such issues are:
- People with tight scalp
- People with too thin scalp skin
- Young hair transplant patients
How to minimize risk of scar stretching?
There are many ways to minimize the risk of scar stretching. Some of them are listed below:
- Minimize the tension at the wound site
- Do not cut a too wide strip of skin
- For a megasession, cut longer strip rather than a wider strip
- Do not excise too low donor strips
If you have a stretched scar that is a cause of concern, contact your surgeon, if you are sure he is the expert in the field, of better change your surgeon and seek services of a better clinic with a more experienced surgeon.
Surgeons at Dubai Hair Club are experts of treating ruined scars. You can always put your trust in them.