If you’ve undergone a major hair restoration procedure, you may have experienced some scarring. Usually a surgeon is able to hid the scar so it is barely noticeable. Some surgeons, however, do not mask the scar around the donor area properly, which is an issue with donor strips taken for follicular unit transfer (FUT). This can lead to localized balding along the scar. What’s more, the scar may be visible due to the lack of hair on the scar itself. These results are not desirable given the cosmetic flaws and self-consciousness they can provoke.
Thankfully, hair restoration specialists have devised a number of treatments to mask scars and enhance treatment results. One such procedure is known as the trichophytic closure technique. The team at our Chicago, IL hair transplant center considers how trichophytic closure and evaluate its overall effectiveness.
How Trichophytic Closure Works
Trichophytic closure is a process in which the hair transplant surgeon positions hair follicles near the incision such that they grow through the scar tissue rather than just around it. With enough follicles producing hair through the scar tissue itself, the scar can be masked and the overall results of the hair transplant procedure can be even more natural and appealing.
Ideal Candidates for Trichophytic Closure
Hair restoration patients who undergo FUT strip harvesting are the most ideal candidates for trichophytic closure. Since a strip is taken from the scalp in order to achieve the results, the procedure is quite effective at concealing this scarring. The scar is usually located in the back of the scalp, and is in a straight line.
Your hair restoration specialist can discuss trichophytic closure and other techniques for masking scars during the consultation process.
How Effective Is Trichophytic Closure?
Trichophytic closure is quite effective at achieving a more natural-looking head of hair without the telltale scar of an FUT procedure. Many patients who have undergoing FUT with trichophytic closere can comb through their hair without any empty spaces or lines that denote scar tissue and a hair transplant.
Trichophytic Closure to Correct Older Hair Transplant Surgeries
In addition to new FUT patients, trichophytic closure can also benefit patients who underwent hair restoration surgery years ago and have a large scar along the donor area of the scalp. The procedure can help with follicular unit placement, and with forcing hair to grow through the scar tissue rather than avoiding it.
Thanks to trichophytic closure, patients can camouflage scar tissue and wear their hair any way they please without major scarring visible.
Helping You Look Your Very Best
There are many options out there to hide scars from surgery and correct past procedures that were not optimally performed. During your visit to our practice, we will be more than happy to go over your treatment options and address any concerns you may have about them.
Learn More About Hair Restoration Techniques
For more information about hair restoration techniques and helping you have a beautiful looking head of hair, be sure to contact the team at Chicago Hair Institute today. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters in much greater detail.