Hair Transplant Revision

Hair Transplant Revision

Hair restoration results need to be revised if patients want to change the “pluggy” look typical of older hair transplant techniques or they have additional hair loss following the first transplant. Patients that have a scar after the first procedure can seek scalp scar revision, FUE hair transplantation into the scar or scar revision with trichophytic closure. A hair transplant revision fills-in scalp areas with a scar by placing hair follicles in, or around, a scar. Also, the revision removes some hair follicles from an original transplant and replaces them with new follicles. Overall, the procedure gives a natural look to previous unnatural transplant results.Hair transplant revision fills-in scalp areas with a scar by placing hair follicles in, or around, a scar. Also, the revision removes some hair follicles from an original transplant and replaces them with new follicles. Overall, the procedure gives a natural look to previous unnatural transplant results.

An ideal candidate for hair transplant revision is a person who had a transplant performed before modern techniques were invented. These patients often have a look that is pluggy or like the hair on a doll. Other candidates include those who wish to remove a scar from a previous hair restoration procedure, someone who was not happy with the results of their initial surgery and patients who wish to add more density to their hairline.

The cost of hair transplant revision depends on a number of factors including the type, and amount, of work that needs to be performed during the revision procedure, In general, the cost is $7000-$18,000.

Thanks to advanced hair restoration techniques, hair transplant revision can provide natural looking results that last a lifetime. The new hair is permanent since it is taken from the back of the head, or another donor area, on the body of a patient. However, the existing hair on the scalp is still subject to further hair loss. Patients may need another hair transplant procedure at some point in the future to address any additional hair loss in other areas of the scalp.

Hair Transplant Revision

submitted on   Wed Aug, 19, 2015 by James Vogel, MD     
While hair restoration procedures are common surgeries, not every procedure lives up to the wishes of the patient.  In cases where a hair transplant is less than successful, either in its look or the overall satisfaction of the patient, a hair transplant revision is a surgical procedure that can...