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  • VITRASE SOLUTION: Improving Scalp Laxity & Minimizing Scaring

    Tight scalps are one of the problems we run into in hair transplantation. When the scalp is tight it more difficult to take out a donor strip, we cannot harvest as many grafts, and the risk of scarring increases. When the scalp is loose the risk of scarring is very small and we can harvest a greater number of grafts if needed.

    In the past the only treatment we had to help loosen a tight scalp was scalp stretching exercises that we would recommend about 1 month before surgery. This is effective to a degree.

    However now there is a new and very effective method n can be used to help increase the laxity of the scalp
    Vitrase (hyaluronidase) is an injectable medication that when injected into the skin will cause increase laxity by breaking down the hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the substance that holds onto water in our tissue. We are 90% water. The more water we have in our skin the tighter it is. You are all familiar with patients having swollen feet from water retention. With the injection of Vitrase some of the hyaluronidase is broken down and this decreases the amount of water in the skin and it becomes looser. It does not work in everyone but for many patients it increases laxity, increases the number of grafts that can be harvested, and decreases the risk of scarring.

    At SMG we offer Vitrase to those patients that need it

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“Thank you very much for your attention. I am very happy with the results of the surgery. After 3 months only I already have full hair coverage in all the affected areas and don’t need to use the hair clips like I used to do for many years. Please give my beast regards to Dr. Shapiro and the team...”Read More

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