Patient’s Question:

Hi Dr. Friedman,

What is a hair transplant reversal? I saw that term recently but did not follow up on it, but, is that what I think it is? A reversal of a hair transplant? Under what circumstances would that happen?

Dr. Friedman’s Answer:

We can remove old transplanted 4mm “plugs” from the recipient region and cut them into follicular unit grafts of 1, 2, 3, and 4 hairs. We can then transplant these more natural appearing grafts into thinning or balding areas.  This will have a dual advantage: 1) The old plugs will no longer be pluggy in appearance and 2) The follicular unit grafts will give more surface coverage with less detectability.

Thank you for your inquiry. Please call us at 480.500.7443 or send us an EMAIL if you have any further questions.


Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO
Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon
Arizona’s Most Trusted Hair Loss Doctor
Named Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doc – Hair Transplant Surgeon



Written on April 3, 2018 | Categories: Hair Transplant Questions | Tags: ,