Do you use vertical or lateral slits in your hair transplant procedures. I have read on one surgeons’ website that lateral slits are superior? Also, are sutures or staples used to close the donor site? I have looked at your website. I saw what you did for the two children.
I use a combination of lateral and vertical slits, depending upon the area of the hairline being worked upon. This without a doubt provides the most aesthetic and natural appearing (and fullest looking) results.
I usually use sutures- they are more difficult to apply properly, but typically result in a finer line scar as well as are much more comfortable. This is why the overwhelming majority of surgeons use sutures, and as a plastic surgeon, I prefer them.
Thanks for the compliment about my work on the children. It would be a pleasure to possibly have you as a patient.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS