Difference Between Hair Transplant Reversal & Hair Transplant Repair

This is a common confusion that many hair transplant patients share: Is there any difference between hair transplant repair and hair transplant reversal? Are they the same or different?  In this educational video, Dr John Watts – a noted dermatologist, trichologist and hair transplant surgeon in Hyderabad – demystifies this confusion for the benefit of the viewers of his popular YouTube channel. He has successfully performed over 1900+ hair transplant procedures so far. Introduction: The question of hair transplant reversal and hair transplant repair arises when the first hair transplant procedure went wrong. It could be attributed to different reasons why a procedure might have failed.  Whether such a hair transplant procedure was done by an unqualified person or one had undergone a transplant procedure at a very young age, making the scalp witnessed changes in baldness that made the first hair transplant redundant. “Sometimes, the old-style FUT procedure also leaves scars or there would be visible gaps in the donor region due to a faulty hair graft extraction process. In such a scenario, the need for hair transplant repair or hair transplant reversal may arise,” explained Dr John Watts. Hair Transplant Reversal: Hair transplant reversal is the complete undoing of the first hair transplant procedure. In short, one wants to get rid of the results of the first hair transplant results through a corrective second hair transplant.  “Suppose if one had undergone a hair transplant procedure at the sides of the scalp at the age of 25 years, there could be visible changes when he turns 30 years. He may feel awkward at how he looks like the top of the scalp may have gone bald and the patient may feel the need to undo the results of the failed first hair transplant,” explained Dr John Watts. In such a scenario, no shaving or cutting of hair that grows after the first hair transplant solves the problem. The only option left is a hair transplant reversal procedure. Usually, hair transplant reversal is performed if the patient has sufficient donor hair for a patch. If one is not interested in another hair transplant, scalp micro pigmentation can be an alternative. “We take a decision only after reassessing the scalp,” informed Dr John. Hair Transplant Repair: Unlike hair transplant reversal, hair transplant repair involves only a minor corrective procedure to fine-tune the results of the first hair transplant procedure by adding or camouflaging techniques. “This second hair transplant procedure is solely performed to fill the gaps of the first hair transplant results,” informed Dr John Watts, while urging the viewers to share the video among their friends who had a failed hair transplant procedure. Trichos provides state-of-the-art treatment for various hair loss conditions and offers advanced hair transplant solutions. Call us Today for a Life-Changing Experience.

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