Immediate hair transplantation into a newly closed wound to conceal the final scar on the hair-bearing skin

Seyhan A., Yoleri L., Barutcu A.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.105, no.5, pp.1866-1870, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Many exposed parts of a human body are mostly hair bearing, for example, scalp, facial skin (beards on men), and brows. A surgical procedure on these areas leaves a visible scar, which looks like a hairless line even after optimal wound conditions. Beveling the incision parallel to the hair follicle has been proposed to preserve the follicles oil the wound edges. However, the closest row of hair follicles in both wound edges is usually affected by the surgical procedure, namely, incision, hemostasis, and suturing. Ultimately, the best result carl be visible as a hairless line, which may be somewhat wider than the actual scar. The conspicuousness of such a scar results from its linear continuity and hairlessness.(1) To prevent this effect, we inserted hair minigrafts or micrografts between the wound edges immediately after wound closure.