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Is it Possible to Repair Dents Left in the Scalp from a Bad Hair Transplant?

8/20/2008 11:31:57 AM

Question:

Is it possible to remove / repair "dents" in the front portion of my head left from bad hair transplants? I am not looking to have another hair transplant, just a normal looking scalp through repair.

Answer:

Unfortunately, damage done to the scalp during hair transplant surgery such as pitting or cobblestoning cannot be undone. However, hair transplant repair options exist that might improve your appearance by camouflaging any "pitting" (which you referred to as dents) or old hair plugs. Hair transplant repair is typically performed by camouflaging old work with follicular unit grafts creating a more natural looking appearance. In more extreme cases, old hair plugs may be removed and redistributed as smaller grafts.

In my opinion, consult with a world class hair restoration physician about your options that might help improve your appearance and hide old hair transplant work.

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Bill is 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.