Does Q switch laser kill transplanted hair
Los Angeles, CA
1 year ago
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
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.
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.
It would have been a better idea to remove the blue dots using laser before implantation. The laser may damage the implanted hair.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as
a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you
have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute
or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.