I’m interested in hair transplant repair information. I’ve had over 10 hair transplant procedures over a 15 year period from 1985 to 2000. During that period, I suffered a major head trauma. Part of the trauma was the destruction of part of the transplanted area. I tried to repair the damage in 2000 with little success. Another problem has is my lack of donor hair. The donor area is pretty much a mess. I have comb over the holes to make them less visible. What can you offer?
My friend it sounds like you have really been through the hair transplant mill. Apparently your early procedures were small sessions of 100 to 200 round punch grafts (normally containing 15 to 25 hairs per round graft) removed from your donor area using round punches. As you probably know, this hair transplantation technique is very outdated and is now thankfully discontinued. The good news is that current techniques are vastly more refined, natural and non invasive.
There is now a much more refined and updated version of this punch graft technique in which a much smaller punch (approximately 1mm in diameter) is used to extract naturally occurring 1, 2, 3 and 4 hair follicular unit grafts. Due to the small size of these holes they typically contract when they heal leaving tiny scars that can be hard to detect, especially when the hair around them is not shaven. This much more refined technique is called Follicular Unit Excision (FUE).
This FUE technique, in the hands of a skilled and experienced hair transplant surgeon, may be a good option for you to both camouflage your donor area and refine your hair on top. Learn more about the FUE hair transplant procedure.
Some notable physicians that have a good reputation for doing state of the art FUE include Dr. Alan Feller (NYC), Dr. Robert True (NYC), Dr. Bob Bernstein (NYC) Dr. Jim Harris (Colorado) and Dr. Alan Bauman in Boca Raton, Florida. To learn more about these leading hair restoration physicians visit the Hair Transplant Network.com.
There are other techniques for correcting and or camflouging the large plugs on the top of your head as well. Read more about these hair transplant repair techniques on the Hair Transplant Network repair section. Dr. Bob Bernstein, Dr. Jeff Epstein and Dr. James Vogel are known in particular for doing quality hair transplant repair work.
I’m sorry about what you’ve had to go through. But I hope and expect that you can see real and constructive improvements. So see photos of others who have had their outdated hair transplants repaired click here.
Best wishes, Pat – Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog. To share ideas with other hair loss sufferers visit our Hair Restoration Discussion Forum.