FUE hair transplants are marketed as a scar-less procedure and it is simply untrue. In fact, it is quite the opposite. A single FUE procedure will leave you with thousands of small, circular scars all over the back of your head. The worst part is that most of the time, hair is harvested outside of the safe zone, which creates the possibility of the transplanted hair falling out at a later date.
If this wasn't bad enough, the donor area becomes severely compromised during an FUE procedure, as it harvests from such a large area. This limits the possibility of future procedures and restoration options.
As you can see, FUE procedures are clearly not scar-less. With a shaved head, FUE scars will be more noticeable than the undetectable, trace line that you are left with after a Dr. Bolton hair transplant.
You can see the damage that has been caused to this patient's donor area. While the hair plug scars are larger, there are exponentially more FUE scars. These procedures leave the donor area in extremely poor condition and make future transplants very difficult. These scars are also much harder to remove than a single, linear line.
Dr. Bolton explains FUE procedures, and the many undisclosed risks, in the video below: