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FUE hair restoration exists today for one reason. You are not left with the hair transplant scars commonly found in the past. These hair transplant scars were found on every FUSS hair transplant procedure ever performed and are commonly referred to as “linear” scars or “strip” scars. You have seen them in public; the bloke on the bus or the train with the shaved head and the long, almost symmetrical scar on the back of his scalp. This is what happens when someone has FUSS (follicular unit strip surgery) and it is the reason why FUE has become so popular.
Is FUE hair restoration a “scarless” procedure? The truth is that scarring is the natural reaction of the body to an incision made into the epidermis and dermis. In the past, the challenge with FUSS lay in two problems. While the surgeon may have impeccable skill the consistency of that skill from patient to patient may not always be perfect. When the doctor has a bad day, for whatever reason, his surgical skill may suffer thereby the hair transplant scar may not be as “pencil thin” as hoped. The second problem is that even with the most consistent and highly skilled surgeon nothing can compensate for a patient’s individual healing characteristics. Therefore, even in the best hands, hair transplant scars from strip surgery are fairly unpredictable. This is unfortunate because modern follicular unit strip surgery is an otherwise incredibly excellent procedure that is responsible for some of the greatest hair transplant results ever seen.
This is where FUE is superior to FUSS. The debate has raged for over a decade now and the point being discussed is almost a cliche’ but the hair transplant scars from even bad FUE surgery is arguably still preferable to hair transplant scars from good FUSS procedures. The reason is because a linear scar is just easier to detect than properly dispersed small dot hair transplant scars. The human eye is naturally drawn to patterns and contrast and that is exactly what a strip scar presents. Scarring from FUE does form from each extraction point but the scars are so small that they do not draw attention so it can be said that while FUE is not exactly “scarless” it does provide an “undetectable scar” in that it is very difficult to see in most conditions. The favourable type of hair transplant scars left with FUE makes it easier to have shorter hair styles with no visible evidence of a procedure having been performed. With the improved yields of FUE through continued improvements and refinements FUE has reached a level of consistency that rivals the best FUSS procedure but without the one shortcoming of FUSS, the strip scar.
This is the advantage that has propelled FUE to being the #1 requested hair restoration procedure in cosmetic surgery history. In fact, FUE is so popular now that it is estimated that two or more new clinics are opening every week around the world and there are virtually NO new clinics opening that offer FUSS. We at Medikemos Hair Restoration are proud to be among the most recognized and respected FUE hair transplant clinics in the world and we are honoured to have helped push the art and science of FUE hair restoration to the forefront of the industry.
To learn more about hair transplant scars and FUE and how it applies to your own needs we encourage you to fill out our online consultation form and schedule a personal assessment by Dr. Lupanzula.