Hair transplant technique for scars and for hiding grafts previously inserted by way of other techniques
The FUE technique is ideal for hiding bad scars received in the occipital area during other transplants. We can also redesign the front hair line and increase the density in areas where previous transplants were performed with punch, micro or mini grafts. This is a much sought-after procedure. We know that during its history, hair transplant surgery has had moments where the techniques used were not as natural as they could have been. Improvements in the knowledge of the histology of hair, in the development of surgical material and the skill of the surgeons have all combined to make current hair transplants undetectable. This means that we can conceal the unnatural effects of previous transplants, in the donor area as well as the receptor area. 1. Scars: In the hands of a good surgeon, the scar produced at the back of the head in strip technique should be undetectable. But there is a problem; the surgeon may create an excellent scar, with two levels of sutures to avoid tension or create a long and very narrow scar or use intra-dermal suturing techniques...but he cannot control the patient during the first month or two after the procedure, which is the time required for the scar to adopt the same elasticity as before. During this month the patient cannot perform any kind of sport and any movement of the head forwards is prohibited (or any kind of movement which would place tension on the scar). Besides that, as there was no experience of performing mega-sessions in patients with advanced alopecia it was quite normal to perform various procedures over a one year period. The sum of these incisions produced even worse scars as there was much less elasticity in the donor area and thus much worse consequences. 2. Unnatural looking transplants: The evolution of hair transplant surgery has involved different techniques which may have been good in their time and with the instrumentation then available to the profession, but these techniques have now fallen behind the times as they produce unnatural looking results. Techniques such as punch, micro or mini-graft (or mini-implant) are now obsolete. Many people who have undergone such procedures come to us to improve, resolve or conceal the problem. Patients who continue to lose hair in the receptor zone show much more evidence of unnatural looking grafts. Another kind of patient is the one who wishes to resolve a badly done transplant, one performed without the minimum of modern criteria or surgical knowledge. For those who wish to improve the donor zone and the receptor zone as a consequence of a previous transplant, we can guarantee that we will study the case thoroughly and look for a solution to repair or conceal their bad hair transplant.
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