Waiting Plus Micropigmentation to improve FUE Dot Scars
If it has been less than 2 years from your procedure I think you should wait and see if it improves. If it has been longer, the best results I have seen is with scalp micropigmentation which is something we do in our office and have received excellent results. Trying to implant hairs into the dots I have found to not work so well.
FUE does create unfavorable white dot scars
Your experience fortifies what I have believed ever since there has been so much promotion about FUE being "scarless" donor surgery that would allow a shaved head style afterwards.
In my opinion , micro pigmentation with the newer superficial techniques developed in the UK might give you the best disguise of the white dots. Since you are in Los Angeles, I might suggest you see Dr. William Rassman who is promoting and performing this procedure.
Another option is to wear a longer hair style .
Hair Transplants left white spots after FUE
If the white dots are scars from the follicle removal sites, these are not likely to change once the scars are mature..which typically occurs after several months.
Scalp micropigmentation for fue scars
You can undergo scalp micropigmentation for your scars. I would not advise any other therapies at this point.
Unfortunately there is no way of removing these tiny scars. But micro-pigmentation can be considered to hide them.
Yes you can fix FUE scars with Scalp MicroPigmentation
I fix FUE scars routinely at my clinic with Scalp MicroPigmentation. FUE is not a scarless surgery. Scarless is just marketing. Fraxel or Acell do not work from my experience of seeing people who have tried it with other doctors.
The White Dots in the Donor area after an FUE
The ON:Y fix I know for treating scalp scars including FUE scars, is scalp micropigmentation which works wonderfully as can be seen on our website in web reference below. The FUE scars you are talking about are minor compared to the larger scars of a similar nature shown on the website. .
Scarring after FUE
I agree with Dr. Kabaker. Hair restoration has gone through very important evolution for the last ten years. One being the induction of FUE as a choice for harvesting the donor area. Unfortunately many doctors imply that it is non surgical thereby resulting in no scars after the procedure. FUE is a invasive surgical procedure and it does leave scaring. The scar is small white dots in the areas of FUE extraction. Your best bet is to do micro pigmentation or leave your hair longer to cover the dots.
FUE white dots
I would begin with scalp micro pigmentation. I would begin by doing this in a two day session. Then follow up in one month. Next after 6 months, and then have a check up in one year.
Acell in the extraction sites will not help.
BHT in the extraction sites can be useful alone or in combination with SMP. The issue is whether the BHT will grow.
Trust me, you are much better off with white dots than a strip scar. You can't repair those ugly things, but you can almost totally eliminate white dots. FUE is by far the better solution over strip harvesting.
FUE can create white dot scars
Unfortunately you are experiencing one of the unadvertised results of follicular unit extraction. Anytime the skin is cut there will be a scar - no ifs, ands, or buts about it. In the case of strip harvesting this will be a linear scar. In the case of FUE, there will be white dots left behind. These white dots are hypopigmented areas and will never fill back in. You have a couple of options. First is medical tattooing of the area. Second, you can perform a laser resurfacing procedure to lighten the surrounding skin and make the white dots blend better. Third, longer hair will cover the scar. These and a couple of other options are all subject to your particular problem and skin color. I would recommend talking with a plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon who performs hair transplants to further discuss your options.