Any technical failure or surgical negligence or sometimes in certain patients (smoller,old age) poor donor area may cause failure in hair transplant surgery. Lack of experience and technical know-how, sloppy surgical methodologies and poor insight into the hair transplantation techniques are some other major reasons behind a failed hair transplant repair. All these lead to an ineffective result and thereby patients’ dissatisfaction.
However, there are a few rescue options that can help to overcome a failed hair transplant. So, here we will know everything you should know about a failed hair transplant, its causes, challenges and rescue options.
To find out which kind of hair loss you are suffering from and which treatment will be the best option for you, visit a certified dermatologist near you. The dermatologists at DermaClinix in South Delhi are well-versed with the skin & hair conditions, and so can help you out in preventing further hair loss and promoting hair regrowth.
In general, an inexperienced and unskilled doctor may cause an unsuccessful result. It could happen due to any one of the following:
DRYING GRAFT : The chances of hair graft getting dry when exposed to air for more than 10-20 seconds is one of the primary reasons behind the failure. The hair grafts dry and gets damaged. Some reasons which could lead to the drying are -
STORING THE GRAFT : There is a physiologic solution that assists in the survival of the grafts. It is essential that this solution is well-maintained and made with the right composition. As soon as the grafts are extracted, they should be immersed in this solution, or else the grafts may decay and die.
IMPROPER HANDLING OF THE GRAFT : Grafts should not be exposed in the air for more than 10-20 seconds. If due to any reason grafts get exposed for longer, they may damage and become ineffective.
INCORRECT PLACEMENT OF THE GRAFT : Grafts should be handled with care. A steady hand which is experienced can only furnish this task skillfully.
RIGHT DEPTH OF THE GRAFT : It is very important to place the graft at the proper depth, the absence of which may kill them. Too deep or too topical placement may cause poor growth.
Combating this issue is not very easy as a good number of grafts are already used in the previous transplantation. Some major challenges coming in the way are:
Some ways which are effective to repair and fix a failed hair transplantation surgery include the following:
Some scenarios which call for a repair include the following:
When there is a defective hairline : Unskilled and inexperienced hands may lead to unnatural hairline designs like a straight line which looks very artificial. Moreover, if the placement is not according to the face cut, for example, too high, it makes the forehead looks too large. Likewise, low lying placement also looks very unnatural and inappropriate.
Improper density at patches : Some failed cases show dissimilarity in the density of hair on the scalp. Some patches may look denser than the other. Many times bald scalp seems quite prominent and visible. It is when the repair can be done by implanting the grafts in between to fill the areas with scanty hair.
Noticeable Scars after FUT : Follicular Units Transplantation leads to linear scars on the backside of the scalp which is used as donor areas. Wide scars are very common in FUT. A repair can be done to reduce the visibility of such scars.
Stretched scar : When the surgical tools are not proper, or the methodology is not correct, the scar may stretch and make the scalp visually unappealing.
Bushy Temples : Generally, after hair transplantation, the hair growth on the temple gets bushy due to thick hair implantation. It can be corrected with a repair to give a natural appearance.
The two main hair transplantation techniques that are effective against failed hair transplantation are:
Follicular Unit Extraction : In this technique, individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and grafted on the bald areas of the scalp.
B.E.S.T. FUE (Bio Enhanced Simultaneous Transplant Techniques) : Here, hair follicles are extracted one by one and grafted in the recipient areas in a single step directly. This is our patent method
Repairing a failed hair transplant is not an easy task due to the above-cited reasons. It needs good experience, great insight and thorough technical knowledge in the field to get the result. The doctors of DermaClinix are proficient and work with full dedication to achieve the best result.