Pseudo-dense hair transplantation: Strategy of “less inside, more outside” and central bulking with curled chest hairs as treatment for scalp scars
Amir Feily1, Ahmad Feily1, Jacob S Alexander2, Muhammad J Niaz3, Serena Gianfaldoni4, Torello Lotti4, Marigdalia K Ramirez-Fort5
1 Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Physiology/Pathology, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, Puerto Rico, USA
3 Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, USA
4 Department of Dermatology, Guglielmo Marconi University, Rome, Italy
5 Department of Physiology/Pathology, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, Puerto Rico, USA; Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, USA; Department of Life Sciences, BioFort Corp., Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, USA
Marigdalia K Ramirez-Fort
MD, BioFort Corp., PO Box 1374, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Hair transplantation in areas of scalp scars is a clinical challenge. However, by creating the visual illusion of central bulking with the use of peripherally transplanted curled chest hairs, cicatricial alopecia can perhaps be cosmetically improved. In a case of a 34-year-old affected man, this strategic procedure was implemented with positive results, as the transplantation was successful, the scar was far less noticeable, and the patient was satisfied with the results. The “pseudo-dense hair transplantation” method can be applied to similar patients, noting that a more succinct procedure will need to be elucidated for the varying etiologies of cicatricial alopecia.