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Results- Body hair grafting into tattooed scar via CIT/FIT

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Results- Body hair grafting into tattooed scar via CIT/FIT

by CITness » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:48 pm

The following are photos from a donor area showing a 3 to 4 cm wide scar resulting from prior strip harvesting. Prior to coming to IHTI, he attempted to conceal the strip scar with tattoos. Unfortunately, tattoos always turn blue eventually. This can lead to difficulties with concealment should the hair turn white as one matures. The donor area was quite limited due to prior strip harvesting. For this reason the patient considered body hair transplants.

Prior to surgery we advised the patient that we could not guarantee results with body hair. We could not guarantee yield or that there would be any growth at all.

We harvested several regions of the body and transplanted the donor scar with a low density. In this case, we used thigh hair, upper back (shoulder) hair, lower leg hair, and thigh hair in separate regions of the scar. Our goal was to assess different regions to evaluate a disparity in yield.

One year later, we noted that yields appeared good. The areas of higher density produced the best result coverage. It is important to note that our highest density did not exceed 36 per sq. cm. All areas appeared to have a good yield, but coverage was best with about 20 to 30 per sq cm. A grid system similar to that proposed by Jimenez and DevRoye helps to insure a consistent density.

All areas grew well, but coverage was best with the leg hair and chest hair, perhaps because we placed these areas with a more consitent and higher density.

The tattoo apeared to fade slightly with grafting. Skin tone took on a more pinkish color with the addition of normal dermal tissue. One can think of this as a dillutional affect on scar tissue. One problem is that the body hair is finer and thus produces less coverage. It is proposed that far greater quantity body hair will be required to produce coverage than scalp hair. It is difficult to determine how much additional body hair might be required, but one might easily estimate that 3 or 4 times as many body hair grafts will be required to produce the same affect as lessor quantity scalp hair grafts.
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by ineedsomehair » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:00 pm

The scar is actually looking better I think. Is it possible that even pubic hair is advantageous to test?


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