Fractional Resurfacing After Hair Transplant

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

Those who have recently had a hair transplant will likely need skin resurfacing to make the procedure look more natural. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is often the most suitable option, and Dr. Bobby Buka offers this treatment to patients at his NYC office. The resurfacing can also get rid of scars that are left on the skin after faulty hair transplants are taken out.

The lasers actually poke very small columns into the dermis and epidermis; these small columns penetrate through all skin’s layers. This prompts the natural healing process of the skin and boosts collagen production. The new, healthy collagen replaces the skin that has been scarred. This makes the skin smoother and reduces the appearance of scars.

Patients who have received hair transplants years ago may want to utilize the laser treatments to make the transplants appear more natural. The laser can take out the unwanted hairs with several treatments. The other hairs will remain intact and the skin will be smooth and supple for a realistic and aesthetically pleasing result.

After patients complete several laser treatments, the scars on the scalp will still need to be treated. Dr. Buka will perform these services at his NYC practice. Patients are also encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buka concerning the laser procedure so they’ll know what to expect during treatment.

It’s best for patients to arrive about an hour before their treatment time, so that a numbing agent can be applied to the skin and have time to take effect. There is only minimal discomfort associated with the treatment, and a special ointment is placed on the skin after the laser procedure to heal the skin and prevent further scarring or sun damage.