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Hair transplantation scars and burn wounds

Hair transplantation

HST: developed for burn patients

The scientific HST technique was originally developed as a therapy for burn patients. Doctor and researcher Dr. Coen Gho, founder of the international Hair Science Clinics, is an international authority in the field of hair restoration for burns and scars.

Gho works closely with, among others, Brandwondencentrum Beverwijk (NL), the International Society for Burn Injuries and the European Tissue Repair Society. The victims of the café fire in Volendam (in 2001, NL) were the first patients to receive HRT.

How is HST used for scars?

Of all hair transplant options for scarring and burns, HST treatment gives the best, most natural result. Conventional hair transplantation techniques (such as FUE) are limited by the number of hairs in the donor area and the size of the grafts. This is different with the HST method: even if only a few donor hairs are available, new hair growth can be achieved on scar tissue.

This is possible because with HST, only a small part of the hair follicle (and not the whole follicle) is extracted from the donor area. That small piece of tissue contains enough hair stem cells to bring about new hair growth in the recipient area.

Hair growth also remains intact in the donor area. In fact, the new hairs in the donor area are suitable again as donor follicles in a subsequent treatment.

Success story: Igli's journey

Igli suffered severe burns when he was just six months old. One of his big wishes was to get a full head of hair. After several successful treatments with the HST method, Hair Science Clinic has been able to make this dream come true. We are of course very proud of that.

Scientific background

For more than 25 years, physician and researcher Dr. Coen Gho has been involved in the development of hair restoration for people with burn scars. His scientific research laid the foundation for HRT and has been crucial in the physical and psychological recovery of thousands of burn patients.

Burn patients often only have a small donor area available for hair transplantation. In addition, these patients have usually already undergone several reconstructive operations, which are physically and psychologically very difficult. Therefore, a low pain burden and a fast healing process were important objectives in the development of the HRT technique.

Natural look

An important goal in developing HST was to achieve natural-looking hair growth. Because scarred skin usually has poor blood flow, a special growth fluid was developed in addition to the HST technique: a substance in which the grafts are stored after extraction and which keeps them in optimal condition.

Quick recovery

The transplanted grafts are super small. Due to their small size, they adhere very quickly in the receiving area. The blood flow is already restored within one day. As a result, wound healing is rapid and the risk of scarring is minimal.

Natural results

The natural results of HST are unparalleled. The result is lifelong.

Hair restoration on scars

In addition to burns, scars can also be caused by accidents, operations or illnesses. The skin of the scars is then poorly supplied with blood, so that hair follicles cannot survive and hair growth does not take place. Another type of scar is the scar from a FUT hair transplant, also known as the ‘strip method’. This leaves a large, visible scar in the donor area. With many scars, it is possible to achieve hair restoration with a reconstructive HRT treatment.

Why choose HST?

HST is a patented, sophisticated hair transplant technique, developed from decades of scientific research. The treatment is very safe and has a large number of advantages compared to other hair transplant techniques: minimal scarring, fine-meshed implants, lifelong results and options for hair restoration of facial hair (eyebrows, beard). The natural results of HRT are unparalleled.

HST is only performed in the official Hair Science Clinics, with locations in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Düsseldorf, London, Paris, Cap d’Antibes, Milan, Dubai, Jakarta, Bali and Hong Kong. An international team of highly trained doctors and technicians provides top care here according to the highest medical standards.

Best technique for facial hair restoration

HST uses precision instruments to transplant a tiny part of the hair follicle and not the entire hair follicle. The fine-tuned HST approach leaves virtually no scarring and makes the technique particularly suitable for facial treatments. This makes HST much more versatile than conventional hair transplantation methods such as FUT and FUE and is also widely used for the reconstruction of beards, moustaches and eyebrows, even on scarred tissue.

Discover your options

In cases of burns and/or scars, HST is the only hair transplant technique that offers highly sophisticated hair restoration options. Would you like to know what we can do for you? In a no-obligation consultation, the doctor will thoroughly examine your personal situation. From this medical diagnosis, you will receive customised advice, worked out in a personal treatment plan. A consultation is free and non-binding.