In this era of technology, when there are numerous highly effective hair transplant techniques, a bad hair transplant is rare but still not out of question. With the modern techniques, getting a bad transplant is mostly due to naivete of the surgeon performing the transplant and not because of the technique used. Some of the reasons why a patient would seek repair are:


• Pluggy (too large) grafts
• Hairline problems (these include too low, too broad or too high hair line)
• Hair transplanted in the wrong direction
• Patient not satisfied with the angle of transplanted hair
• Hair wastage during donor hair preparation
• Unnatural coverage attempts
• Recipient area scarring
• Donor area scarring
• Cobblestone effect

Whatever the reason may be behind your bad hair transplant, the good news is that you can fix it with modern techniques like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Stem Cell FUE. To fix a poorly executed transplant the first thing that you need to do is to find a board certified and skilled hair transplant surgeon who not only has experience of performing hair transplants but also experience of repairing bad hair transplants.

At Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic, we use two repair strategies that can be used alone or in conjunction with one another. The first one is camouflage, while the second one involves removal of pluggy grafts and re-implantation of new, smaller grafts.


Camouflage is the primary technique that our highly skilled surgeons use to enhance the appearance of a bad transplant. In this case no grafts will be removed; instead the surgeon will use existing grafts to add volume to the hair on scalp. At most, the surgeon will add small follicular units (micro-grafts) to fill the bald patches and create a more natural looking hairline. It is highly recommended to use camouflage as the primary restorative technique for improving the appearance of a poorly executed, pluggy transplant, as it does not involve excision and re-implantation, which can further worsen the condition.

The micro-grafts used for camouflaging pluggy transplant are harvested using the finest hair transplant technique named Stem Cell FUE. In this procedure a specially designed automated punch tool is used for extraction of donor hair follicles.

Excision and Re-implantation of existing grafts:

In some cases, camouflage alone may not be sufficient to fix the consequences of a poorly executed hair transplant. In this case your surgeon may combine camouflage with excision and re-implantation of existing grafts to produce a satisfactory result. In case of excision and re-implantation, your existing grafts will be removed using the same technique as used for donor hair harvesting – FUE hair transplant or Stem Cell FUE. These grafts will be then excised to appropriate size and the follicles thus obtained will be distributed into adjacent areas.

The situations when you will need a combination of camouflage and excision & re-implantation include:

• The already transplanted grafts are too large to be covered with few micro-grafts
• The existing grafts are in inappropriate locations
• The hairline is too low or too high
• Temple areas need to be fixed
• Direction of transplanted hair is wrong

At hair transplant Dubai clinic we offer both these hair restorative techniques for fixing bad hair transplants. We have a team of highly skilled surgeons who have a vast experience of not only hair transplantation but also fixing poorly executed hair transplants. If you are interested or have any queries, contact us now by filling our free online consultation form below and let our experts guide you.

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