I am a 56-year-old male and had a hair transplant years ago. The scar from the previous procedure never healed well and I was wondering if it would be possible to do anything to repair it. How would this be done and what sort of result can I expect?
We do a large number of scar repairs on people who had previous hair transplants, mostly at other places. If you have a scar that is either a hypertrophic scar or widened scar, many times it is possible to do a w-plasty or some other procedure that can effectively remove the scar and give you a much better result. We can also at times, if need be, transplant hair follicles into the scar to camouflage it. We will be able to advise you of the best procedure for your particular case upon seeing you. But again those are the two particular methods: one would be a scar revision which we do very successfully and the other would be transplanting hair follicles into the scar itself to camouflage it.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS