I read a doctor’s web-site and he said his hair transplants did not produce scars in the donor area. Is that possible?
The FUE technique is often called a “scar-less” surgery, but that is misleading. Instead of the linear scar with conventional strip harvesting, FUE produces punctate scarring (pin-point scars about 1mm or less in size). If a doctor would state either in an advertisement or on his/her website that they perform scar-less surgery, any doctor that did this in California, for example, would violate truth in advertising rules and could be disciplined for use of such language by the Medical Board of California. Every time the skin is cut, no matter how small the cut it, it will produce a scar. FUE scars can be seen easily when the scalp is shaved or clipped closely and doctors use many ‘punch’ sizes which will impact the size of these punctate scars.