What are the options in dealing with transplanted hair that you no longer want-is there any procedure that would remove the transplants but still athestically feasible?
The second related question is what is the effectiveness of corrective procedures that thin down some transplanted areas, moving the hair to other parts of the scalp that now need it.
As you can guess, I am dealing with a transplanted “head” of hair that is actually mostly comb-over because I have lost so much hair behind my orignal transplant. I can fake it at the present time but I am getting tired of being the world’s biggest user of hairspray and worrying about the wind
I have written extensively on the subject of repair and have many patient examples of repairs on our website. Also see Dean’s Story for a good example of things that can be done and how it was done on this particular patient. Removing grafts is usually the best thing to do if the grafts are in the front.
Heavy rows of grafts may be best removed just like a ‘brow lift’ surgery and then 2-3 months later, you can transplant the area and create a completely normal frontal hairline like the patient example above. I have also found the FUE / FOX Procedure to be very effective in thinning out transplanted hair and moving them to other locations to produce better coverage. However, not every patient can be a candidate for this procedure. I would need to see you first (or you can send photos, which will be treated confidentially). For FOX redistribution, I need to test each patient to be sure that this approach will work.