I have a question about FUE and scarring. It seems that you use the same instruments to make both the donor excision as well as the recipient sites. Yet the recipient sites show no scarring. Where the small donor area punch marks are simply left open (and a scar forms from the skin healing over the small hole) I am guessing the fatty tissue keeps any perceptable marks from forming on the transplanted ares.
So, if you wanted to take it a step further, couldn’t you perform a body hair transplant on someone to fill in the FUE scars? Even if the body hair is not as cosmetically effective wouldn’t the “fatty tissue” from the BHT leave the donor area with no small white holes? Is my logic twisted?
A crazy hair question for the only people capable of answering it. Thanks for your time!
The recipient sites are not made with punches like those used for follicular unit extraction (FUE). They’re two different tools. We generally create slits for recipient sites with needles or tiny scalpel blades.
The white dot scar is the result of skin being removed along with the graft in the FUE technique, and it really would not be reasonable to fill these tiny holes with body hair to eliminate all scalp scarring. The ‘bulk’ of a body hair may be finer than the ‘bulk’ of your head hair. Body hair usually grows in single-hair follicular units while scalp hair usually has more than one hair in a follicular unit, making for even less ‘total bulk’ of the transplanted grafts. That is why it is important to be assessed for these many variables and their meaning to you.