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Benefits of Laser Therapy For Hair Transplant Growth in Scar Tissue?

1/19/2010 1:08:14 PM

Question:

If you first treated your hair transplant strip scar with low level laser therapy to get more blood flow / circulation, would you then get a better yield if you used follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) (FUE) to fill in the scar?

Answer:

You're assuming laser hair loss therapy works by increasing blood flow/circulation to the scalp. I'm not so sure this is the case. One may argue however, that using laser hair treatment after hair transplant surgery may help increase the survival rate of the follicular units, especially those transplanted into more difficult scar tissue. I'm not aware of any clinical studies that have been performed to confirm or dismiss this, but if you buy into laser therapy biostimulation of the hair follicles, in theory, it might just help.

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