Trichophytic Suture: Advantages and Surgical Applications
In hair transplant surgery, the final cosmetic result of donor area has been a growing concern among hair transplant surgeons. In the follicular unit transplant, the closure technique of donor area has been improved in order to produce thin and virtually invisible scars even in males with short hair. Trichophytic closure is a special suture technique that allows hair to grow through the donor scar and make it less visible. This technique has been explored in the follicular unit transplant but is also very useful in treatment of imperfect old scars and closure of wounds in hair-bearing areas such as the scalp, eyebrows and beard. The authors describe this surgical technique, its advantages and applications in other dermatology surgeries.
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