What is Trichophytic Closure After An FUT Hair Transplant?June 14th, 2017
Q: I have read that some doctors perform something called a trichophytic closure. What is this? — M.S. ~ Thornwood, N.Y.
A: Trichophytic closure is a way to minimize the appearance of the donor scar in a hair transplant using a strip incision. The technique provides improved camouflage of a linear donor scar in Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Normally, in FUT, the surrounding hair easily covers the scar. For some patients with very short hairstyles, the resulting donor scar may be visible. With the trichophytic closure technique, Dr. Bernstein trims one of the wound edges (upper or lower), allowing the edges to overlap each other and the hair to grow directly through the donor scar. This can improve the appearance of the donor area in patients who wear their hair very short.
The trichophytic donor closure can be used on patients who have had previous hair transplant procedures and are looking for improvement in the camouflage of their donor scar. It is particularly useful in hair transplant repair or corrective work. Trichophytic closures work best with sutured incisions. Stapled closures have their own advantages. The doctor will recommend which type is best in your case.
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Topic: Follicular Unit Transplant
Tags: Camouflage Donor Scar, Donor Area Closure, Donor Incision, Donor Scar, Donor Strip, Follicular Unit Transplant, FUT Donor Wound Closure, FUT Hair Transplant, Hair Transplant Doctors, Hair Transplant Repair, Hair Transplant Scar, Trichophytic Closure
Posted by 2017-06-14 Updated 2018-07-03
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