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Hair restoration surgery: challenges and solutions.

Rose PT - Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol (2015)

Bottom Line: Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women.The loss of hair can have profound effects on one's self esteem and emotional well-being, as one's appearance plays a role in the work place and interpersonal relationships.It is therefore not surprising that means to remedy hair loss are widely sought.

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Affiliation: Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

ABSTRACT
Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women. The most frequent etiology is androgenetic alopecia, but other causes of hair loss such as trauma, various dermatologic diseases, and systemic diseases can cause alopecia. The loss of hair can have profound effects on one's self esteem and emotional well-being, as one's appearance plays a role in the work place and interpersonal relationships. It is therefore not surprising that means to remedy hair loss are widely sought. Hair transplant surgery has become increasingly popular, and the results that we are able to create today are quite remarkable, providing a natural appearance when the procedure is performed well. In spite of this, hair transplant surgery is not perfect. It is not perfect because the hair transplant surgeon is still faced with challenges that prevent the achievement of optimal results. Some of these challenges include a limit to donor hair availability, hair survival, and ways to conceal any evidence of a surgical procedure having taken place. This article examines some of the most important challenges facing hair restoration surgery today and possible solutions to these challenges.

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Post-operative result of a healed trichophytic closure.
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Mentions: In an effort to improve the donor scar outcome, the trichophytic closure promoted by Rose,11 Frechet,12 and Marzola13 has proved to be very helpful. The basis of the closure is to remove the epidermal edge from the inferior or superior aspect of the donor wound to create a sloping or ledge type edge (Figures 2–4). The opposing side is then brought to the trimmed epidermal side to allow for a slight overlap. By trimming the epidermal edge at a level that does not affect hair growth, hair can grow through the scar to assist in hiding the donor scar. In many instances, this can result in a scar that is extremely difficult to find, allowing the patient to wear his or her hair very short in the donor region.


Hair restoration surgery: challenges and solutions.

Rose PT - Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol (2015)

Post-operative result of a healed trichophytic closure.
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f3-ccid-8-361: Post-operative result of a healed trichophytic closure.
Mentions: In an effort to improve the donor scar outcome, the trichophytic closure promoted by Rose,11 Frechet,12 and Marzola13 has proved to be very helpful. The basis of the closure is to remove the epidermal edge from the inferior or superior aspect of the donor wound to create a sloping or ledge type edge (Figures 2–4). The opposing side is then brought to the trimmed epidermal side to allow for a slight overlap. By trimming the epidermal edge at a level that does not affect hair growth, hair can grow through the scar to assist in hiding the donor scar. In many instances, this can result in a scar that is extremely difficult to find, allowing the patient to wear his or her hair very short in the donor region.

Bottom Line: Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women.The loss of hair can have profound effects on one's self esteem and emotional well-being, as one's appearance plays a role in the work place and interpersonal relationships.It is therefore not surprising that means to remedy hair loss are widely sought.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

ABSTRACT
Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women. The most frequent etiology is androgenetic alopecia, but other causes of hair loss such as trauma, various dermatologic diseases, and systemic diseases can cause alopecia. The loss of hair can have profound effects on one's self esteem and emotional well-being, as one's appearance plays a role in the work place and interpersonal relationships. It is therefore not surprising that means to remedy hair loss are widely sought. Hair transplant surgery has become increasingly popular, and the results that we are able to create today are quite remarkable, providing a natural appearance when the procedure is performed well. In spite of this, hair transplant surgery is not perfect. It is not perfect because the hair transplant surgeon is still faced with challenges that prevent the achievement of optimal results. Some of these challenges include a limit to donor hair availability, hair survival, and ways to conceal any evidence of a surgical procedure having taken place. This article examines some of the most important challenges facing hair restoration surgery today and possible solutions to these challenges.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus