With today's more advance harvesting techniques for hair transplant procedures, thousands of hairs can be transferred from one area to the other. The two harvesting techniques that are the most popular are the FUE and the FUT methods. Both of these techniques if done correctly on the right candidate can be very successful. With the old FUT technique, there were some concerns about possibility of linear line formation after the procedure. However FUT method has come a long way and recently new techniques has developed that could minimize the linear line to the point that it is almost impossible to see after healing.
In recent years some qualified and skilled hair transplant surgeons have developed a modern more advanced FUT procedure for closure of the wound for harvesting the grafts. This method is called the trichophytic closure, a superior and exclusive method in camouflaging linear line formation after the hair transplant procedure or even removing the previous scars that were already present. This method is a very meticulous donor removing and closure technique. Trichophytic closure involves sculpting the open flaps of scalp that allows one flap to overlap the other immediately reducing the visibility of the line and reducing the formation of scar. The angle of the incision is done in such of way that existing hair from one side will grow through the other side in the same direction with a very tight bond. This bond between the edges is so tight that it is almost impossible for it to open. In addition the lower edge of the incision is removed in such a manner that the hair grows through the incision making it very hard to see after it heals, even with a short hair cut. As a result, in most cases the trichophytic method allows hair transplant patients to wear short hairstyles without worrying about exposing a surgical scar.
In addition to being a superior method for harvesting grafts, the hair restoration surgeon can use trichophytic closure to repair scars left by previous surgeries. Older closure methods can open easier leaving wider, uneven, visible scars that can often be repaired using this advanced technique. A skilled hair restoration surgeon can evaluate and determine if Trichophytic technique is the best option for both harvesting hair from the donor area and also for scar removal. While most patients are candidates for this method of closure, the hair restoration surgeon should have the skills and experience to be able to perform this modern hair restoration technique properly. Some doctors may not offer this procedure simply because it requires special surgical skills and also it is more time consuming.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Meshkin spends a considerable amount of time to educate the patient utilizing computer hair analysis to evaluate the extent of hair loss, hair loss progression, hair characteristics, and the donor availability. If hair transplant is an option, he will provide an estimate of the number of grafts needed, recommend and explain the best technique of harvesting the grafts that best fits the patient's concerns and goals and the method used for the recipient area. Dr. Meshkin will provide all the information necessary for the patient to make an educated decision for the any surgical procedure necessary and also the harvesting technique. Dr Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. Dr. Meshkin is also selected as one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf, for 2015 and 2016. To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.