i had an HT-surgery in the late 90ies with a 20 centimeter linear scar. a year ago i made a scar repair (FUE-technique) and i can cut my hair now from 1.8cm down to 0.9cm which is a great improvement.
now, i am considering to do a fraxel treatment on the scar and wanted to ask if the FUE-transplants (~250 follicles) would be damaged with the laser
For those that aren’t familiar with the Fraxel laser treatment, it is an outpatient procedure that renews the look of your skin. The depth of these lasers do go into the dermis and therefore create a partial 3rd degree burn, but apparently the damage is limited to a narrow column which is claimed to heal quickly. If the laser took the burn into the depth claimed, any hair could be killed… and in theory, there could be an infection risk, as 3rd degree burns open that possibility, even if it is an a narrow column.
Check with the doctor offering this treatment, as he/she has practical experience. You might also wish to research a little about safety issues on your own. For more info on how the Fraxel laser works, see here.