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Fig 12.

(a) Immediately after strip wound closure. The sutures will be easily camouflaged completely, immediately after the surgery, by combing the hair above the suture line down over it. (b) The same site 8 days after surgery when the sutures were removed. (c) The same site 6 months after surgery.

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Fig 13.

(a) A typical donor area scar produced by the excision of an 8mm wide strip in an area of average hair density and laxity. It was approximately 0.1mm to 0.2mm wide. The hair has been lifted to expose it. (b) A photo taken at the same time as that shown in Fig. 13a with the hair combed as normally worn. There is no noticeable scarring despite a very short hairstyle. A large majority of our patients heal with scars similar to those shown in Fig. 12 and this one.