One reminder though, Trichophytic closure is not a magic technique that will automatically create a less visible scar. This procedure is said to work best when the scar resulting from the donor incision is 1-2 mm or less only for the results can be amazing and with the scar being nearly undetectable even with the hair cut short. However if the scar from the donor incision is wider than 1-2 mm, the benefit is less dramatic. This happens no matter what technique is used and no matter who the surgeon is.
According to Dr. Dr. Alan S. Feller of Great Neck, NY, “Trichophylic closure should be performed on just about all strip patients. There is no cosmetically significant downside should it not work, yet there are almost unbelievable upsides when it does work”. This too was agreed upon by another surgeon stating that, trichophytic closure has become very difficult to sometimes use such technique when the patient has had previous work and surgeons are struggling to obtain enough grafts and still be able to close the incision without excessive tension. Since surgeons have to overlap the incision by 1-2 rows of follicles, there has to be enough elasticity to safely close the incision. If there isn’t, the patient must decide what is more important to him, more grafts or a trichophytic closure”.
This kind of problem comes up most often when surgeons are doing repair work for patients that come from other clinics. The amount of time it takes to perform this ultra simple task is about 30 seconds, and the only added cost is the price of a good surgical scissors. Visit Hair Transplant Dubai for more information on this matter.