How Long Does It Take For Hair To Grow Through A Trichophytic Incision?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Good morning. I have a question about trichophytic incisions. After a procedure, roughly how long does it take hair to grow back through a trichophytic incision back to it’s regular density? 

I had surgery with a coronal incision 3 months ago, and although the hair is growing through it still is not back to its regular density. Will it probably take a little longer?

A: Time will tell but I would not expect it to grow back through the scar in the same density that existed in the scalp area before even if a trichophytic incision was used.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana