How To Correct a Bad Hair Transplant

Can NeoGraft correct a bad hair transplant?

Bad Hair Transplant

Bad Hair Transplant with large grafts resulting in a “pluggy” look over time.

The old methods of hair restoration would use large plug grafts that resulted in a doll’s head look: a very bad hair transplant. Surgeons would place large plugs of hair into a bald area and they’d subsequently contracted in size. If all the hair survived the procedure, this resulted in higher hair density in the plugs than that surrounding hair.

Hair plugs from a bad hair transplant

Hair thinning that continues after a hair transplant leaves genetically resistant transplanted hair behind, while the native hair around it thins.

With today’s modern technology and introduction of the NeoGraft FUE (follicular unit extraction) method, this problem has been completely resolved. Furthermore, the NeoGraft procedure can repair the poor surgeries performed in the past. Below are ways that the NeoGraft FUE procedure can correct several incidents of a bad hair transplant.

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Correction via FUE

Previously transplanted hair can be punched out and removed via FUE and placed on another area of the scalp. It is important to consider the size of grafts used in the hairline as the bigger the grafts the bigger the punch size needed. This can also lead to scarring if done by an unskilled physician.

Find a skilled and certified NeoGraft physician in your area for a consultation.

Correction via Laser Hair Removal

Another option to consult with a NeoGraft physician about would be laser hair removal. In rare cases where the grafts cannot be removed, patients are treated with 4-6 sessions of lasers to remove the hair and then fix the hairline. With this method, you’re losing the hair instead of being able to reposition them. However, this method won’t result in any scarring.

Correcting Hairline Problems

One of the most common issues that need correction are hairline problems. There are four basic types of hairline problems that can prevent a natural look. Each of these situations results from poor placement during the surgical procedure.


1. Hairline set too far forward

This usually occurs when an inexperienced surgeon sets the hairline to the adolescent rather than the adult position. This not only distorts the natural proportions of the face, but it also sets the patient up for failure. It will become difficult to maintain sustainable coverage as aging continues.

2. Hairline set too high

Even though the grafts are comprised of follicular unit grafts with single hair in the front along the hairline, it still looks abnormal if not completed properly.

3. Hairline too broad

The normal adult male hairline occurs about one finger width above the upper brow crease than the male adolescent hairline does. If it becomes too broad, the hairline will appear unnatural.

4. Hairline askew

Some surgeons mistakenly plant all hair perpendicular to the scalp and this results in a distinctly abnormal look. The hair should be placed pointing forward toward the horizon at the front then gradually set at an angle as work progresses backward.


The NeoGraft FUE method of hair restoration is non-invasive and uses the most modern technology: resulting in zero visible scarring. To find out if the procedure is right for you, consult with a NeoGraft physician in your area.