How Soon After A Trichophytic Incision Should Hair Begin To Grow Through It?

Q: Dr. Eppley, how long does it take for hair to start growing through a trichophytic incision, and once it does, how short can you wear your hair?

I am a male and about a year ago I had forehead contouring surgery through a bicornal incision and they utilized a trichophytic incision. They hair never seemed to grow through and I had two big visible scars down the sides of my head. I just had a scar revision a month ago with another trichophytic closure and there still are visible lines down the sides of my head and there’s only very sparse hairs through the scar.

A: You will find getting a good scar result in the temporal area is very challenging and it is almost better to hair transplant it if this scar revision ‘fails’. Hair should be growing through the scar line within one to two months after surgery…if it is going to do so at all.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana