When searching for a hair transplant doctor, it is advisable to see samples of their suture lines. By not doing so, you risk getting an unsightly hair transplant scar that you will have to live with for the rest of your life! Watch this collection of Dr. Bolton's patient scar videos or scroll down and see individual patients. You will see that Dr. Bolton leaves undetectable scars after the procedure.
One of the many common questions regarding a hair transplant is what does the hair transplant scar look like? The resulting suture line after a hair transplant procedure depends on several factors.
|1||Is the hair transplant surgeon experienced?|
|2||What is the patient's ability to heal?|
|3||Does the patient smoke?
When a patient smokes it adversely affects the blood supply to the healing suture line.
|4||How much laxity does the scalp have?
Too much or not enough will affect the scar.
|5||What type of closures are used?|
|6||How long did the sutures stay in the scalp?
* Sutures should stay in for 10 days.
* Sutures that stay in too long could leave marks (railroading).
|7||What type of suture is used?|
|8||What is the physical activity after the surgery?
To much strenuous activity may cause the hair transplant scar to be more defined.
Dr. Bolton uses a Redfield Infrared Coagulator which is a special cautery machine that uses infrared light technology to seal vessels and control bleeding without causing surrounding structural damage to the skin or follicles.
A regular cauterization machine alone can cause burning of the skin and destruction of the hair follicles which affects the overall outcome of the scar and transplant.
By choosing to use an infrared coagulator, Dr. Bolton ensures the very best closures for his patients by keeping the surrounding tissues and vessels in tact which makes a huge difference in the success of a better closure of the wound edges.
If you're looking for a good hair transplant surgeon be sure to find out what technology is being used in their facility. An insightful decision based on a thorough comparative look could mean the difference between a mediocre outcome or outstanding results.