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How Do I Camouflage a Hair Transplant Scar?

What’s the best way to camouflage a scar left behind from a scalp reduction that I had in 2001? I am currently wearing Dermatch to cover the area, but the hair parts like the “red sea” on top around the scar so the makeup does not look so good. I would like to fill in the area with hair but I am not sure if a hair transplant will grow into scar tissue. Thank you.

Hair will grow in the scar but, as you allude to, the problem is often the abnormal hair direction rather than the scar itself.  Besides adding hair to the scar, if one transplants hair adjacent to the scar, so that it lies over the scarred area, the visual affect of the “Red Sea” effect can be lessened.  How much improvement you achieve with the hair restoration will, in part, depend upon the amount of hair available to be transplanted.

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