Repairing Bad or Ugly Hair Transplants
Either as a result of an unqualified hair restoration surgeon or incapable technician, many hair transplant patients suffer from poor cosmetic outcomes and downright sloppy results. Recently we came across a male patient (early 30s) whose hair transplant left him with misplaced grafts, incorrect growth patterns and an overall unflattering silhouette.
The best hair transplants are an extremely intricate, technical and artistic affair. Only the highest level of expertise, finesse, understanding and experience can perform FUE and Strip procedures to a flawless degree. Some practices not only lack a distinguished and experienced hair transplant surgeon to direct their procedures, but also operate using outmoded methods and instruments which leave plug-like scars on patient’s scalps.
What should you do if you have been the victim of a cosmetically unsuccessful hair transplant?
Find a distinguished, experienced board-certified hair restoration surgeon!
Repairing poorly executed hair transplants requires careful effort and finesse, as well as a proper technical strategy. At Modena Hair Institute in Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, we begin with laser hair removal of poorly placed grafts before conducting a repair FUE that very scrupulously and artistically organizes the direction and design of implanted hairs.
Reversing the unnatural appearance of badly angled follicular units and repairing scars is obviously more involved than using the right technique in the first place, but it can be accomplished in most cases with excellent results. Addressing the repair of existing scars requires expert artistic capability and careful assessment of the problem area as well as the remaining donor supply. Choosing the correct restorative technique is critical as the wrong strategy can make the situation worse.
Different techniques must be weighed up and considered to resolve different problems, and only a reputable specialist will understand which technique is best suited for the repair. Large plugs can be removed, divided microscopically into individually follicular units and placed back into the scalp in a pattern which is much more natural in appearance. Smaller grafts can be camouflaged. Scars that are raised can often be helped with cortisone injections. These can help to decrease the inflammation which is often present in a raised scar. Sometimes excessive scar tissue can also be excised and removed in itself, particularly when associated with poorly positioned grafts of hair.
By doing one’s research and vetting your hair restoration doctor, you will be able to guarantee a job well done.
Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.