Hair Transplant Repair and Scar Revision

4/2/2008 10:14:30 AM


What is the best way to repair previous bad hair transplant surgery and do scar revision?


There are a number of ways to approach hair transplant repair depending on your individual circumstances.  Choosing an elite hair loss doctor to perform your hair replacement surgical repair is the key to success.  They will be able to work with you and go over your specific case including scar revision, excision of the old plugs or minigrafts if necessary and/or camouflaging the old work with follicular unit transplantation.

Scar revision can be done one of two ways. If you are looking to repair hair transplant recipient area (where the transplanted hair was placed) also, a common approach to scar revision is to perform another hair restoration procedure with up-to-date techniques, remove the old scar and create a new one. The follicular unit grafts will then be dissected by highly trained staff and then inserted into new recipient incision sites made by the physician. Removal of the old hair plugs or minigrafts may or may not be necessary depending on your specific case. If your recipient area does not need revision and you are satisfied with that part of your hair transplant, a physician might also recommend using follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) (FUE) into the scar. In this procedure, donor hair grafts will be isolated with a tool and removed one at a time and then inserted into recipient incision sites made in the donor scar. When the hair grows and matures 1 year later, the scar will become less visible.


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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.