Microscopic dissection also allows the retrieval of donor
hair in, and around, the scar tissue produced by the old hair
transplants, significantly increasing the amount of usable
hair. This latter technique is extremely important since so
many patients that have had older types of surgery are left
with a severely depleted donor supply. Preserving every follicle
is essential in order to make the most out of repair procedures.
procedure is actually being done in 2 separate procedures.
The first procedure will excise or remove the previous pluggy
grafts from the hair line and cut them into follicular units
and re-implant them back into the scalp.
second will be completed about 2 months later and will involve
closing the donor area at the back of the head. At the same
time additional hair will be taken from the donor area and
will be transplanted in front of the fine scar where the old
grafts were excised. This will bring the hair line forward
as well as hide the area where the old plugs were removed.