Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS
For patients with unfortunately less than desirable results of an initial hair restoration, a reparative, or revision procedure can be performed to improve unaesthetic or unnatural results. A “pluggy” or “doll’s hair” look is usually the result of hair restoration work using grafts that are too large, either performed years earlier or with outdated techniques. Hair restoration can additionally appear unnatural for reasons like improper hairline placement, improper angling of grafts, or scarring of the donor site and transplant areas. Patients may also be disappointed in the density of the previously performed hair restoration or may have had a painful or messy experience.