If one were to get a FUE or FUE2, and in the future decide to shave it all, will there be left over dotted scars in the back from the donoring?
What kind of scarring can one expect from FUE or FUE2?
Yes, any incision made to the scalp will result in a scar of some kind. It is not an entirely scarless procedure and any doctor that tells you there are no scars is feeding you a load of bull. Scarring for FUE will be a small pinhole… like a pencil mark. If your density is low, scarring can be a problem with the follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure, because the amount of hair to cover the donor excisions will be less. If the density is high, it hides well. Shaving your head like your facial hair, will leave ‘dots’ of white circles measuring between 0.7 – 1mm wide, or if your surgeon used a wider instrument, it will be even wider.
I just saw a patient who had 3300 grafts with a FUE technique by another doctor and the back of the head looked like he was shot with 3300 holes from a pellet gun; few of the grafts grew after a year. Your skin and other factors will determine how visible these scars are with your head completely shaved to skin level — but why would you bother getting a transplant if you’re just going to shave your head anyway?