punch grafts

punch grafts

harvesting technique in which small full-thickness grafts are removed with a circular punch for transplantation. Most commonly used to obtain scalp grafts for hair transplantation or to harvest nonhairbearing skin to fill small defects (for example, acne scars).

punch grafts

(pŭnch grafs)
Small, full-thickness grafts of the scalp, removed with a circular punch and transplanted to a bald area to grow hair.
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Available procedures include autologous suction blister grafts, autologous melanocyte transplants, autologous punch grafts, sheet grafts, and co-cultures of melanocytes and keratinocytes.