Hair Transplant Question: Will FUE hair transplant on a black scalp create visible scars? (photo)
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FUE and scars
Changes in pigmentation can occur with FUE. The changes can be lighter or darker skin. This can occur regardless of where the hair is taken (back of scalp vs body hair).
FUE on black patients
FUE is still the best option for African American
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FUE for darker skin
One of the many great things about the FUE procedure is the imperceptible harvest site. The size of the punch used for extraction of follicles in Neograft is just slightly larger than the diameter of the hair follicle itself (.9-1mm) and only a small percentage of the hair is extracted from an area so the removal of those follicles is actually not noticed by the human eye. Removing only a certain percentage is key, so it is important to have a consultation and determine in advance if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If there is insufficient donor hair to achieve the results you desire it is crucial that you know this before undergoing a procedure. Though harvesting from the body is possible, I wouldn't rely on body hair to make up the majority of transplanted hair.
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