SMP vs FUE for Donor Area Scars?
Questions: I haven’t quite yet determined what plan I will do yet. In your honest opinion, to best resolve the wide scar issue, is it better to go with SMP, or perhaps a FUE over the scar, or perhaps a combination of both?
Scars treated with FUE or in fact with any form of hair transplant, does not completely cover the scar area because the density needed is too high to achieve in one session or possibly even two sessions. The scars tend to be white, and the whitish color of the scar seems to always dominate whatever transplant was done. It is easy to do FUE from just above and below the scar, but easy does not mean good. I have done many of these FUE scar procedure, and even after a couple of such procedures, they just don’t really hide the scar. When we started doing Scalpmicropigmentation into the scar, it was clear that this is a better way of dealing with the problem.
Scars themselves, have other problems related to them including hypertrophic scarring (elevated scars) or depressed scars that form a gully (like a lengthy divot) which is never addressed with either SMP or FUE alone, so when this occurs we take still another step by treating the hypertrophic scars appropriately and we use dermal fillers to deal with the gulleys (divots) in the scar which gives us great power in dealing with all of the scar issues. Those who offer SMP and are not doctors, or doctors who are not experts in the treatment of hypertrophic scars or dermal fillers, can not address these other problems.
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