What Is Trichophytic Closure? Does It Improve The Hair Transplant Scar?
Trichophytic Closure on Scar Revision I am really struggling with the idea of having a hair transplant and being left with a long scar on the back of my head. I recently read an article about a new technique called trichophytic closure. The article stated that this technique promotes the growth of hair through scar tissue, is this really possible? Have I understood this correctly and does this mean
You should also know that not all trichophytic closures result in a scar that is any better in appearance than a standard strip closure. Unfortunately we do not know which patients, depending on skin and hair characteristics, make the best candidates for this surgery. Another issue is that often when the hair is growing through the scar during the healing phase, there may be more inflammation and discomfort as compared to the standard closure. Some physicians also prefer not to use a trichophytic closure when it is anticipated that you will need several strips harvested over the long term, preferring to use the trichophytic closure on the “final” procedure.
I would suggest that you see a physician who has experience in this type of closure and discuss the pros and cons of this procedure. Here is an example of a trichophytic closure on a scar revision case.
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