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Can scalp scars be transplanted


#1

Can a scar in the back of the scalp be transplanted?


#2

Johnb
Hair can be transplanted into the strip scars . Beard or scalp hair are best utilized for the scars.

19,000 grafts by Dr Umar
www.myhairtransformation.com


#3

» Johnb
» Hair can be transplanted into the strip scars . Beard or scalp hair are
» best utilized for the scars.
»
» 19,000 grafts by Dr Umar
» www.myhairtransformation.com

Hairs can definiltey be transplanted into your strip scar. Request for hairsite to post some pics for you.


#4

» Can a scar in the back of the scalp be transplanted?

Dear Johnb,
Can you upload or email some pictures of the scar?

Yes, it is possible to transplant hair into the strip scars.
The choice of donor source will depend on the type of your strip scar as well as your donor availability.

The following link shows one such case.
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/board_entry.php?id=14210

Regards,
Dr. A


#5

Also many many US doctors are successful with transplanting hair into scars. Just to let you know.


#6

» Can a scar in the back of the scalp be transplanted?

We offer scar revisions and scar grafting as options for repair.

forhair . com / hairtransplant / topic1328 . html


#7

Dr. Rose, Dr. Cooley, Dr. Harris… all offer revisions and graft scar tissue. They are all successful at doing so. They are all very involved in sharing information and attending conferences to increase their knowledge of the hair industry. There are more physicians that do this too. :slight_smile:


#8

It seems that Dr. Woods have different opinions regarding the density which should get transplanted into scars. Cole prefers low densities and several sessions, while Woods prefers dense packing. So who`s right?

Dr. Cole:
http://www.forhair.com/hairtransplant/topic1328.html

We have found that dense packing scars with as many grafts as will fit does not always provide a high yield; it can sometimes be as low as 70%. The yield is significantly increased when lowering the density that is placed. For example, we have found that body hairs grow best in the scar or normal tissue when using anagen phase hairs at a density of 20-30 grafts/cm2.
(…) Transplanting lower densities may cause the patient to break their procedure into steps. There are some great advantages to treating the scar in two or three sessions rather than all at once. Circulation is not as good in scar tissue. When you transplant a follicular unit into scar tissue, it will establish circulation to the area, introducing blood flow to the scar tissue. When the scar grafting is broken into several sessions adding low density, the first pass helps to prepare the environment to accept new growth. The second pass will be transplanted into much healthier tissue, thanks to the first pass.

Dr. Woods:
http://www.thewoodstechnique.com/default.asp?MenuID=216&RefMenuID=164&Category=

We wish to state that the growth rate and survival of grafts in scar tissue is less than in healthy skin and can vary widely in different types of scars.
Our aim is to densely pack the scar with hair to maximize survivial and “break up” the scar and make it less obvious. In some difficult, thick and avascular scars several procedures are required.


#9

» It seems that Dr. Woods have different opinions regarding the density which
» should get transplanted into scars. Cole prefers low densities and several
» sessions, while Woods prefers dense packing. So who`s right?
»
»
» Dr. Cole:
» http://www.forhair.com/hairtransplant/topic1328.html
»
» We have found that dense packing scars with as many grafts as will fit
» does not always provide a high yield; it can sometimes be as low as 70%.
» The yield is significantly increased when lowering the density that is
» placed. For example, we have found that body hairs grow best in the scar
» or normal tissue when using anagen phase hairs at a density of 20-30
» grafts/cm2.
» (…) Transplanting lower densities may cause the patient to break their
» procedure into steps. There are some great advantages to treating the scar
» in two or three sessions rather than all at once. Circulation is not as
» good in scar tissue. When you transplant a follicular unit into scar
» tissue, it will establish circulation to the area, introducing blood flow
» to the scar tissue. When the scar grafting is broken into several sessions
» adding low density, the first pass helps to prepare the environment to
» accept new growth. The second pass will be transplanted into much
» healthier tissue, thanks to the first pass.
»
»
» Dr. Woods:
» http://www.thewoodstechnique.com/default.asp?MenuID=216&RefMenuID=164&Category=
»
» We wish to state that the growth rate and survival of grafts in scar
» tissue is less than in healthy skin and can vary widely in different types
» of scars.
» Our aim is to densely pack the scar with hair to maximize survivial and
» “break up” the scar and make it less obvious. In some difficult, thick and
» avascular scars several procedures are required.

I believe Cole is talking about BHT only. So far he is the only one I know of that is making the claim about BHT yields/ specific sq area giving better results though I haven’t heard of any other researcher/HT surgeons substantiating these claims.


#10

Dr. Umar showed some very good “beard hair growing in scar results” at the ISHRS meeting in Las Vegas.

It seems beard hair could be the key to “fixing” HT strip scars.
He also presented some cases with good BHT growth in scar tissue as well.

In the future, I will explore beard hair for my scars.
I got lots-o-beard hair to play with.

Ciao.


#11

» Dr. Umar showed some very good “beard hair growing in scar results” at the
» ISHRS meeting in Las Vegas.
»
» It seems beard hair could be the key to “fixing” HT strip scars.
» He also presented some cases with good BHT growth in scar tissue as well.
»
» In the future, I will explore beard hair for my scars.
» I got lots-o-beard hair to play with.
»
» Ciao.

Why would beard hairs work better for fixing HT strip scars more than other hairs?


#12

»
» Why would beard hairs work better for fixing HT strip scars more than
» other hairs?

If your scalp donor area is depleted, then beard hair would probably be a good option. Scalp hair is much more proven and predictable. Do you have limitations on your scalp donor reserves? It might be better to graft your strip scars by harvesting scalp hairs via FIT and then transplanting them to the scars, like this patient:

forhair . com / hairtransplant /topic378 . html

Beard hair would be a good donor source for filling in strip scars. It is generally thick, coarse, and would probably provide more coverage than thinner, finer body hairs. Beard hair is very easy to remove; it heals well; it is quite coarse and grows out coarse.

We have not seen any facial scarring from beard hair removal yet and it seems to heal quite quickly.


#13

» » Dr. Cole:
» »
» »
» » We have found that dense packing scars with as many grafts as will fit
» » does not always provide a high yield; it can sometimes be as low as
» 70%.
» » The yield is significantly increased when lowering the density that is
» » placed. For example, we have found that body hairs grow best in the
» scar
» » or normal tissue when using anagen phase hairs at a density of 20-30
» » grafts/cm2.
» » (…) Transplanting lower densities may cause the patient to break
» their
» » procedure into steps. There are some great advantages to treating the
» scar
» » in two or three sessions rather than all at once. Circulation is not as
» » good in scar tissue. When you transplant a follicular unit into scar
» » tissue, it will establish circulation to the area, introducing blood
» flow
» » to the scar tissue. When the scar grafting is broken into several
» sessions
» » adding low density, the first pass helps to prepare the environment to
» » accept new growth. The second pass will be transplanted into much
» » healthier tissue, thanks to the first pass.
» »

» I believe Cole is talking about BHT only. So far he is the only one I know
» of that is making the claim about BHT yields/ specific sq area giving
» better results though I haven’t heard of any other researcher/HT surgeons
» substantiating these claims.

Dr. Cole is talking about hair being transplanted in the scar generally.
Scar repair can be treated by grafting it. It takes 2 to 3 procedures to get it to a point where the contrast with the surrounding zone is not detectable because the blood circulation is poor in the scar and we need to graft at low density. Check this link: forhair . com / hairtransplant/topic1328 . html?highlight=scar

During a second session the tissue will have a better environment that will increase the grafts survival rate, because of its better circulation.

When the hair donor is depleted, BHT is recommended.


#14

» »
» » Why would beard hairs work better for fixing HT strip scars more than
» » other hairs?
»
» If your scalp donor area is depleted, then beard hair would probably be a
» good option. Scalp hair is much more proven and predictable. Do you have
» limitations on your scalp donor reserves? It might be better to graft your
» strip scars by harvesting scalp hairs via FIT and then transplanting them
» to the scars, like this patient:
»
»
»
» Beard hair would be a good donor source for filling in strip scars. It is
» generally thick, coarse, and would probably provide more coverage than
» thinner, finer body hairs. Beard hair is very easy to remove; it heals
» well; it is quite coarse and grows out coarse.
»
» We have not seen any facial scarring from beard hair removal yet and it
» seems to heal quite quickly.

The course hair - just got me thinking, why dont we hear too much about pubic hair transplantation. I could be wrong but Im thinking pubic hair too has good anagen phase, that is growing phase and ofcourse is thick in caliber.