Here is a scar that is 5 days post-op. The patient had a strip procedure in the summer of 2002. After being totally dissatisfied with the unsightly strip scar, the patient opted to move forward with grafting the scar via CIT. Just last week, Dr. Cole transferred approximately 200 CIT scalp grafts into this patient’s 11cm x 3mm scar.
Many patients are not aware of the options to repair strip scars. They are under the impression that a second strip procedure is necessary to improve the appearance of the pre-existing strip (linear) scar. Understanding that hair loss can be a progressive condition for many younger patients, we choose to encourage younger patients that CIT is much less invasive on the donor area that strip (FUT).
We sincerely look forward to a positive result on this patient’s case. Stay tuned for frequent updates.