Trichophytic Closure Works
For strip incision hair transplants, the use of trichophytic closure minimizes the appearance of a scar in the donor area. This is done by cutting off the top of one wound edge and suturing it so that the hair from that edge grows through the scar. Either wound edge can be trimmed in the technique, but removing part of the upper edge is most common.
Dr Jones used this techinique for his own hair transplant with incredible results. He added this entry to his Blog on August 1, 2006.
Trichophitic closure works!! Hair growing in my scar!
I am pleased to say that tricho closure works and my scar is difficult to find, 5 months post-op, as there is hair growing through it. I have attached a close-up picture, and would encourage anyone that is interested in taking a closer look, to come by the office and see for yourself. I have been very encouraged by this new closure technique and use it on every strip procedure now.
Dr. Robert Jones
When a strip of hair is taken from a donor area in order to be transplanted in areas of thinning or non existent hair, a fine linear scar may remain. Surgeons minimize the risk of a visible scar in various ways. Trichophytic Closure is a way of closing the wound of the donor area that causes hair to grow in that area by suturing the wound edge to the scar.
Another technique that can be used on existing scars, is to transplant individual hair follicles into a scar. See our scar repair page for more on this technique.