Hair Transplant Repair
When patients comes to discuss a hair transplant repair, it is because they are unsatisfied with the results of a previous procedure. They are looking for a procedure that would either get them results close to what they originally expected or for work which could conceal either the obviousness of their transplant or scars from their prior surgery. Hair transplant repair comprises the removal of larger follicular units (or plugs) and implanting them in the no hair zone of the scalp. The spot mark is camouflage if the procedure technique is applied with the FUT hair transplant or the combination of the FUT+FUE method. The repair or revision session of hair transplant frequently performed at Medispa Laser, Cosmetic & Hair Transplant Centre at both the locations of Jaipur & Delhi, India. After performing a large number of repair/revision hair transplants, it became clear that Dr Suneet Soni has an incredible contribution in performing the corrective or revision hair transplant.
Problems with earlier procedures which might be the reasons why people seek a hair transplant repair include:
- Large or poorly transplanted grafts to the frontal hairline that become visible like “hair plugs” or “doll hair”
- A frontal hairline placed very far forward
- Transplanted hair sited in the wrong direction
- Scars in the donor and extraction areas of the scalp
Dr Suneet Soni states that it is relevant to understand that when the area of the wrong transplant is large and located near the front hairline as well as a weak or depleted donor site, then the corrective hair transplant becomes extremely challenging and difficult. He message to the masses that, “it is always advisable to go to the right place and to find the best Doctor/Surgeon so that the chances of a wrong hair transplant will be minimised or avoided.”
While performing such repairs of hair transplant at Medispa Laser, Cosmetic & Hair Transplant Centre, Jaipur, he prefers a combined repair procedure, which is customised for the patient who is suffering from the panic of a wrong hair transplant.
Hair Transplant Reversal
A “hair transplant reversal” refers to techniques which enable the individual to appear as if no hair restoration surgery had been performed. Although the techniques in attempting to perform a repair or a reversal might be similar, the ultimate goals of each are quite different.
A hair transplant reversal, has the goal to give the person a look as if a hair transplant had never been performed. The donor site scarring could be minimized and the smaller follicular unit grafts in the recipient zone could often be removed without leaving behind any visible scarring of the underlying skin.
What are the techniques we use to repair hair transplant ?
Various Hair Transplant Repair Techniques are as follows:
1. Masking large grafts with micrografts.
For removing a wrongly transplanted hair, new grafts are extracted again and implanted into the front and the top of the scalp. This is also a fully customized procedure, which differs from person to person. Hair transplant repair by camouflaging is possible only when the donor area is not depleted. In certain cases, a second session is required. The second session is performed after 8-12 months when the hair growth from the first repair session has been completed. The old plug grafts are masked by surrounding them with today’s smaller and more refined micrografts. This could be effective if the older grafts are not too close to the hairline. A patient should also have a sufficient number of micrografts available to surround and mask these larger grafts. However, if a patient’s large grafts are too less on the hairline or if there are not sufficient micrografts available to mask them they should be carefully removed.
- Removing and recycling large grafts into small grafts.
Repeatedly a patient’s previous hair transplant grafts cannot simply be masked by surrounding them with smaller and more refined micrografts. These large grafts need to be surgically removed and recycled into small micrografts that could then be retransplanted. In this step, the wrongly implanted hairs; which look unnatural are removed and placement is done again with the newly graft in a natural pattern. Slits are closed on a good and correct manner. Removed grafts are implanted into a newly created slit. Likewise, every follicular unit is transplanted to the no hair zone of the scalp without wastage. In certain cases of revision, if necessary, exercise is repeated until all the wrong grafts are excised and cover the portion with the needed number of grafts in a natural pattern to offer the aesthetic output of the procedure.
- Repair of outdated and poor grafts using scalp surgery.
In extreme situations where the hairline was placed unnaturally low or the temple areas are blunted with no natural recession, scalp surgery might be required to raise the hairline and remove the offending grafts. Once the newly transplanted hair grows, the patient achieved a hairline that was vastly more refined and also positioned higher on the forehead in a much more natural manner.
Why do we need to repair hair transplant ?
- Receiving a hair transplant could improve your appearance and self-confidence.
- Men with male pattern baldness and women with thinning hair need the hair transplant to improve their looks.
- Anyone who has lost some hair due to a burn or scalp injury.
- Women with a widespread pattern of hair loss all over the scalp.
- People who don’t have enough “donor” hair sites to remove hair for transplant
- People who form thick, fibrous scars called as keloid scars after injury or surgery.
- People who have lost their hairs due to medication such as chemotherapy.
The revision hair transplant cost depends on the number of grafts that are used in the implantation to meet the goal of the high-density hair transplant. In India, the price of restoration counted as an affordable option with all the benefits and facilities of American standard and care at an Indian cost. The pink city, Jaipur, Kota (Rajasthan) and capital Delhi NCR regions are all-time favorite among the budget conscious clients/patients of the hair restoration.