Dermatologic Microsutures Using Human Hair

A Useful Technique in Cutaneous Stitching

Mohammed Al azrak, MBBCh, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FACS; Rei Ogawa, MD, PhD, FACS


ePlasty. 2017;17(e24) 

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This preliminary case series report shows that autologous hair can serve as a thread for repairing skin wounds. We described our meticulous approach to using this delicate tissue for epidermal suturing. The aesthetic outcomes of using autologous hair as a suturing thread for facial wounds were excellent, and most of the patients expressed satisfaction. Hair-based thread is also low cost, meaning that it is suitable in settings characterized by facility and equipment limitations due to economic circumstances. It may also be useful for the battlefield or exceptional periods as in mass casualty.