I have a scar on the back of my head from having a small benign tumor removed. I was wondering if it would be possible to camouflage this scar by transplanting hairs to the area or would it be better to just stick with some other sort of scar revision?

The choice of whether or not to perform hair transplantation within a scar or attempting a scar revision really depends on where the scar is located, what type of scar it is and what the patient is looking to accomplish from the procedure.

Sometimes scar revision is recommended if it is felt strongly that the scar could be reduced in size and possibly eliminate the need for hair transplantation.

In some cases, when the remaining scar after scar revision is still visible, an attempt is made to transplant grafts within the scar to additionally cover up and camouflage the remaining scar.

Posted by: Dr. Charles