Can FUE hair transplant be used to cover surgical scars on face caused by an accident? Can FUE technique be used to graft skin?

I believe usually each hair follicle also has some skin around it which acts a s micro skin grafts and it improves skin quality.

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FUE on Scar Tissue

FUE can be used to help camouflage facial scars, but it depends on the scar. The transplanted hairs may not grow depending on the type of scar, or their growth may be slower than other parts of the face. Note that it won't actually change the skin's appearance (there are other procedures that could potentially do that for you), just allow you to cover the scar with facial hair. Without an in person consultation or at the very least some pictures it's impossible to say whether this would be an appropriate solution for your case.


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FUE is a method of harvesting hair follicles. It stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. Many clinics or doctors may call it som

FUE is a method of harvesting hair follicles. It stands for Follicular Unit Extraction.  Hair transplant surgery using FUE or FUT (strip method) of harvesting may work to cover scars by adding hairs to the scar.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Covering scars

you should definitely have a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon to evaluate your options. I have performed both FUE and FUT with transplant to the face to help camouflage the appearance of scarring. Keep in mind that the transplants do not grow as well in scar tissue, and depending on your expectation, you may require multiple procedures. The skin quality around doesn't change, the area becomes camouflaged with hair.

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

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I strongly encourage to visit with someone for on on-sight consultation.  I'd hate to see you compound the problem with scaring.  Good luck.

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FUE and facial scars

You have not provided photographs and without them, it is impossible to make that type of judgment. Look at Scalp micropigmentation which works well in some beard areas, but again without seeing the problem it is difficult to help you

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