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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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.