Is it possible to remove FUT plugs in the hairline completely? (Photo)

I want to remove my hairline with less detectable scaring by FUE motirized (0.75mm) punch and then doing some laser to resurface and hide skin pigmentation. I know it will not be the same as before but there should be some techniqes to reduce scaring (white dots). please if you have any successful results with removing hairline share photos because I should understand my next steps toward reversing procedure and not making another mistake. I really suffer from bad result.

Doctor Answers 4

Removal of Pluggy Grafts

The photo you provided does not show much. However, options on improving a previously transplanted hairline are, to FUE remove grafts and transplant new grafts around it or complete strip excision of the hairline, or simply trying laser removal which usually doesn't remove them completely. The decision should depend on your individual situation which requires a thorough physical examination.


Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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You cannot remove transplanted hairs without leaving some form of a scar. Repair work is possible but you need

You cannot remove transplanted hairs without leaving some form of a scar.  Repair work is possible but you need to have realistic expectations.  

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hairline graft removal

STOP!!  Try laser hair removal first.  You can absolutely remove FUE plugs with surgery, but it will leave scarring that is more difficult to remove and is not always fully erased with resurfacing lasers.Also - your photo is a bit blurry so it is difficult to see what you are talking about.  Try getting someone you trust to take a photo with good lighting instead of doing a selfie.  Have them stand a little ways away and use the zoom feature to get a better shot.

Sara Wasserbauer, MD
Walnut Creek Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Can FUE plugs be removed

Yes, FUE plugs can be removed with a variety of surgical procedures. These hairs can be difficult to remove

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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