Can Repair of Old Hair Plugs be Completed in One Session?November 2nd, 2005
Q: When performing a repair on an old, pluggy hair transplant, why can’t all the grafts be removed at once?
A: We always try to do this, but it is not always possible.
If the large grafts (plugs) are spaced too close together, suturing one will put tension on an adjacent graft and make it more difficult to close. This may worsen, rather than improve, the underlying scar.
In addition, it is not always possible to remove all the follicles in a graft on one pass, as the root tends to fan outward deeper in the skin. If you use a large enough punch to remove all the follicles at once than you risk leaving a mark from the excision.
For more details, please see the following hair restoration publications:
- Using the Term “Re-do” in Describing Additional Hair Transplant Repair Procedures
- What Is Best Way To Remove Hair Plugs: FUE, Electrolysis, Or Graft Excision?
- What are Options for Fixing Wide Donor Scars?
- In Hair Transplant Repair, Can You Use FUE To Remove Hair Plugs?
- Can Dermabrasion Repair "Pluggy" Hair Transplant Scars?
Tags: Art of Repair in Hair Restoration - Part 1, Art of Repair in Hair Restoration - Part II, Hair Plug Repair, Hair Plugs, Hair Root, Hair Transplant Repair, Multiple Hair Transplant Sessions Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on November 2nd, 2005 at 2:02 pm
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