Best Laser Treatment for Scar Removal After Hair Transplant? (photo)

I had a hair transplant four years ago of roughly 3000 grafts - 1500 grafts for each temple. The growth was poor, and I'm now left with scaring in both temples that mostly visible under certain lighting conditions (overhead lighting, fluorescent light etc.). Can you recommend the best type of laser to treat this type of scaring?

Doctor Answers 4

Skin problem in area of failed transplants

The best way to manage this is to get hair transplants by a doctor who is known for predictable results. This will hide the skin deformies best.

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Lasers don't treat hair transplant scars

Lasers don't treat hair transplant scars.  There are many types of lasers and other methods such as dermabrasion to treat scars, but non of them effectively treats hair transplant scars.  Make a point to see several doctor to confirm this and some may offer a trial.  Unfortunately bad hair transplant results are permanent.  There may be ways to hide it but not get rid of it.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Scar Removal After Hair Transplant

There are laser treatment options for scarring, such as the Fraxel Dual or Fraxel Repair lasers. However, I specialize in hair transplant repair cases like yours, wherein the results yielded little to no growth and scarring is a problem. Using FUE uGraft, I have restored many botched hair transplant patients. If you would be interested in a consultation, please contact my office. Best of luck.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fleming-Mayer Flap to treat baldness and remove scars from transplants.

Fleming-Mayer Flap to treat baldness and remove scars from transplants can "kill 2 birds with 1 stone". This would need to be done as we have for more than 35 years with a tissue expander placement IF your donor sites are not overly scarred.






Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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