Can Dermabrasion Repair "Pluggy" Hair Transplant Scars?June 9th, 2007
Q: Can dermabrasion help eliminate the circular edges of raised plug grafts caused by old hair transplants? Is this similar to the suturing and excision look?
A: Although dermabrasion can flatten elevated edges, it will not eliminate the round, white, circular scars that result from old punch graft hair transplants. The scarring in these procedures goes all the way through the dermis to the fat. Dermabrasion can only go down to the upper part of the dermis without causing further scarring.
Graft excision with suturing removes the plug as well as the underlying scar and eliminates the tell-tale circular marks of the older hair restoration procedures.Related Posts:
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Tags: Circular Scar from Plug Grafts, Dermabrasion, Dermis, Graft Excision, Hair Plug Repair, Hair Plugs, Hair Transplant Repair, Plug Removal, Punch Graft, Scar Repair, Scar Revision Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on June 9th, 2007 at 9:25 am
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