There is a lot of discussion online about donor area scars in hair transplantation. It is true that many early strip harvest performed particularly in the late 1990’s were overly aggressive and left many patient’s with wide donor scars that needed to be covered by longer hair. Today with proper surgical technique this concern is a thing of the past. Dr. Fallon utilizes a Trichophytic Donor closure technique that allows the border hair from the incision to grow through the donor scar so that it is virtually invisible.
What Is Trichophytic Donor Closure?
The trichophytic donor closure technique is an advanced surgical technique that allows people to have a nearly undetectable linear donor scar after strip excision FUT hair transplant. Before trichophytic donor closures, or tricho closures, existed, patients were expected to have a donor scar that would range anywhere from zero to two millimeters in width. While this may not have been a problem for patients who had longer hair that could be utilized to cover the scar, the donor scar would be visible for those who had short hair. The trichophytic donor closure is an overlapping technique that allows hair to grow directly through the donor scar, resulting in the donor scar being nearly invisible.
Why Dr. Fallon Uses the Trichophytic Donor Closure Technique.
While less experienced and trained hair transplant surgeons rarely use the trichophytic donor closure technique, Dr. Fallon performs only tricophytic closure after every linear donor harvest. We understand that patients do not want a visible hair transplant scar, especially if their hair is short. The trichophytic donor closure technique is a great alternative to FUE, or follicular unit extraction, for clients who have short hair and wish to receive more hair during a single hair transplant session and at a more affordable cost.
Can Trichophytic Donor Closure Reduce Previous Hair Transplant Donor Scars?
Patients who have also undergone previous hair restoration procedures and wish to camouflage their donor scar greatly benefit from the trichophytic donor closure technique, as well as those who are undergoing hair transplantation for the first time.