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Strip scar repair using beard hair (14 months later growth update)


#1

Dear forum readers,
A frequent query is about the -

  1. Growth of beard hair in scar tissue,
  2. Appearance of beard hair in scalp,

The patient , nickname MCH, has had multiple surgical procedures before he visited us.

In Aug 2006, among other things, we transplanted beard hair in 2 identifiable points of his worst scar.

The scar was result of flap surgery followed by numerous strip excisions.
He is a white Caucasian from N. America.

His beard hair has a thicker calibre than the scalp hair. The beard hair is also more black while the scalp is dark brown in color.

22 untrimmed beard grafts.

Recipient area slits

Graft placement


Donor area immediately post extraction.


#2

The following pictures show the growth and appearance of the beard grafts in the scar.

11 grafts were planted on each side of the strip scar. 11 beard hair grafts grew in each side.


The following picture shows what it looks like if even a few scalp hair is mixed with the beard hair.

The donor area from where the grafts were extracted in August 2006.

Regards,
Dr. A


#3

Video of the growth of beard hair in strip scar is at
222_file6.wmv

I will load another one tomorrow.


#4

Thanks for posting it Dr Arvind. Looks very good to me. More hope for everyone. Pls keep us updated if you have more results.


#5

» Thanks for posting it Dr Arvind. Looks very good to me. More hope for
» everyone. Pls keep us updated if you have more results.

Will those beard hairs be able to grow just as long as the rest of his scalp hairs?