Results of Hair Transplant are very good for the Scars on the face in the hair bearing area like moustache, Beard and Eye brows.
One of the most common causes for scar on upper lip is post-operative scar of cleft lip. Even after repetitive surgeries for scar revision it cannot be corrected 100%.In the area of scar hair cannot grow and this distorts moustache of a man.
Now with the advances in the hair restoration surgeries this can be very well corrected by hair transplant in the area of scar. Hair root can be taken from the beard or scalp. If we take roots from Beard ,FUE (follicular Unit Extraction) is done by using very small size punch (0.75-0.8mm).Such small size of Punch leaves no scar on the donor area.
From the scalp Hair roots can be taken by both FUT and FUE. We generally prefer FUE as there is no need of suturing in FUE and this gives impression of less invasive surgery to patient.
Here you can see result of the hair transplant in a young patient with Cleft Lip scar, who has gone for three surgeries for scar correction, comes to Dr. Anil Garg for his distorted Moustache, and was very much disturbed because of this. We plan for Hair transplantation in the scar. Hair roots are taken from the scalp by FUE method. 250 grafts were taken and implantation is done. Procedure is done under local anaesthesia. Patient was very happy with the procedure. No extra precaution were needed in the post-operative period. He had resumed his work from the next day.
Result of hair transplant start coming after four months and complete result takes at least 10 to 12 months. We can compare photographs of the patient before and after surgery, and can very well appreciate the difference. Such type of correction for the facial scar increases the confidence level of the person to a great extent.