At the Seager Medical Group, we regularly perform corrective hair restoration for clients who have had unsatisfactory work conducted elsewhere. The goal of corrective work is to provide camouflage for the previous work, with as much density and coverage possible.
Within the donor area, the goal is to maximize donor hair for transplantation without causing additional scarring. Where wider scars are evident or may become more noticeable, part or all of the donor scar may be removed as part of the donor strip. If there is any risk that this type of scar revision could unsuccessful, we can transplant hair into conspicuous donor scars instead.
Many clients are concerned that a previous transplant left their hair looking too sparse or pluggy. We can “fill in the gaps” resulting from outdated procedures, such as micrograft or minigraft hair transplantation.
In almost every corrective hair transplant, follicular unit grafts will be placed to surround and fill in the gaps between older, larger grafts. Through this process we will increase hair density in the transplanted area, thereby achieving natural-looking results.
As a consequence of past procedures, many clients will have noticeable grafts close to the hairline that are already too low, or low enough that they should not be lowered further. Sometimes there are large grafts in the crown which are isolated and nearly impossible to conceal.
In these cases, camouflage alone may not be enough. Older grafts may need to be removed surgically and, with microscopic dissection, the hair will be reintroduced as individual follicular unit grafts. This can often be done on the same day as hair transplantation.BACK