In Hair Transplant Repair, Can You Repair Scars from Old ‘Plug’ Hair Transplant?

May 1st, 2007

Q: I had an old hair transplant and I’m hoping to remove these plugs and of course am concerned how much additional scarring would result. I’m wondering if removal of the total hair plugs (which are perhaps 2 or 3 mm in diameter) by coring them out would result in a lot of additional scarring.

A: It will significantly reduce the scarring.

The reason is that the round disc of scar tissue at the bottom of the graft from prior plug hair transplants will be removed and the normal skin edges will be brought together resulting in a barely perceptible fine line scar.

See the Graft Excision in Hair Transplants page.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on May 1st, 2007 at 6:24 am



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