There are four different kinds of scars that patients carry, depending on the nature of the surgical method used:
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE or ‘dot’) scars
- Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT or ‘strip’) scars
- Plug scars (typically from pre-1990’s surgery)
- Scalp reduction scars
Each of these scar types presents different challenges from a camouflage point of view, and the nature of how they are concealed is quite different.
To what degree the scars can be hidden depends on a number of factors. The color of the tissue in comparison to the surrounding skin, the scar texture, the extent to which it has healed, its size, width, position, whether it is flat, indented or raised, the shape of the head, the amount of hair surrounding the area and not least the skill of any practitioner chosen to remedy the situation, all play a part.
As you probably realize, research is important to ensure you choose the right option for you, and if necessary, the right practitioner to help you.