Hair transplant scar, strong dermal filler needed (Photo)

i had a hair transplant in 2006 which left me with a depressed scar from ear to ear. ive had 7 voluma injections so far within the last 2 years but like i say they only seem to last less than a few month instead of the 2 year i was told the filler should last for, but the filler option works great i just think i need a more stronger filler. so was wondering about belafill as a more permanent solution. i am aware this products can not be reversed like HA fillers. may need to travel to usa to fix

Doctor Answers 4

Permanent fillers may work but you would need to find a doctor who have done these on hair transplant scars.

Permanent fillers may work but you would need to find a doctor who have done these on hair transplant scars.  Even with the fillers, you will still notice the scar to some degree.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Neck scar that is depressed

Hair transplants should NEVER be taken from the neck as they form scars that are different than from the scalp. Fillers are the only way to relieve the depression and scalp micropigmentation will make the scar non-visible. See below

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Dermal fillers can help depressed scars

If you've had Voluma injections and they've helped improve your scar temporarily, then I agree- you probably could get longer duration improvement with a more permanent class of filler, such as Bellafill. A Bellafill kit contains 5 one cc syringes, and you would likely  use all 5 of them for a scalp scar as the one you describe. Roughly 20% of each syringe is PMMA, the rest is essentially collagen. This means that within about 2 months the collagen is gone, but the permanent PMMA remains. This is the "permanent" part that can stimulate intrinsic collagen production, giving you long term results. Yes, there are other products that might provide benefit (Radiesse or Sculptra), but your experience with these would probably be similar to Voluma. Good luck. 

Randolph Capone, MD, FACS
Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Filler

You can consider using bellafill or even sculptra to fill your scar, these are still semi-permanent fillers. You could also consider doing a scar revision or something along the lines of scalp micropigmentation. 

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

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.