This procedure is used by plastic surgeons to obtain aesthetic results without presence of scar on the donor site. Trichophytic Closure Technique is a specialized procedure that allows the hair to grow through the scar line thus making the scar even more invisible. In this technique a strip of epidermis is removed with intact follicular unit underneath.
A sub follicular closure is done using non absorb able suture to ensure there is minimal tension on the skin edges. Then a fine epidermal sutures are taken to ensure the whole follicular unit is intact under the suture line. In few months the hair grows out of the suture line. The purpose of this procedure is that the hair should eventually grow through the incision to drastically reduce the visibility of the scar.