Does Q switch laser kill transplanted hair

I had smp done in a hair transplant clinic to camouflage my scar. Unfortunately, no patch test was done and the dots turn blue. I plant to remove the smp with laser. I had hair placed in my scar by FUE. Is transplanted hair weaker than normal hair? Will Q switch laser remove or damage the hair?

Doctor Answers 3

Q Switch laser and hair

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Absolutely the laser can damage the hair.  It may be best to wait and not do anything and see if the blue dots disappear on their own over time.


Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Lasers can remove SMP pigments but it "may" harm surrounding hairs. This includes transplanted hairs. It is a risk.

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Lasers can remove SMP pigments but it "may" harm surrounding hairs. This includes transplanted hairs. I have seen SMP successfully removed without harming surrounding hairs, but it is a risk.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Doing laser over implanted hair

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It would have been a better idea to remove the blue dots using laser before implantation.  The laser may damage the implanted hair.

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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