Hair transplant for acne scars: an innovative approach
Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 158–161, June 2012
How to Cite
Sarangal, R., Yadav, S. and Dogra, S. (2012), Hair transplant for acne scars: an innovative approach. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 11: 158–161. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2012.00617.x
- Issue online: 4 JUN 2012
- Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2012
- Accept for publication February 5, 2012
- acne scars;
- follicular unit extraction;
- hair transplantation
Postacne scarring is a common entity that affects patients both physically and psychologically. Treatment of facial scarring is rarely a mono-dimensional process. Various modalities of treatments from cheaper subcision, punch techniques and excision to expensive laser resurfacing techniques are available. Treatment of postacne scars in a particular case has to be individualized, taking into consideration many factors like age, gender, types of scarring, Fitzpatrick skin type, and socioeconomic status of the patient. In this article, we describe an innovative method of simply doing hair transplantation in acne scars and hence making them less visible and cosmetically well acceptable to the patient.