Can a Hair Transplant Repair Scarring from Scalp Reduction Surgery?September 29th, 2008
Q: What’s the best way to camouflage a scar left behind from a scalp reduction that I had in 2001? I am currently wearing DermMatch to cover the area, but the hair parts like the “Red Sea” on top around the scar so the makeup does not look so good. I would like to fill in the area with hair but I am not sure if a hair transplant will grow into scar tissue.
A: Hair will grow in the scar but, as you allude to, the problem is often the abnormal hair direction rather than the scar itself.
Besides adding hair to the scar, if one transplants hair adjacent to the scar in a direction that causes it to lie over the scarred area, the visual affect of the “Red Sea” effect can be lessened.
How much improvement you achieve with the hair restoration will, in part, depend upon the amount of hair available to be transplanted (and the skill of the surgeon).Related Posts:
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Topic: Hair Transplant into Scar
Tags: DermMatch, Hair Orientation, Hair Restoration Surgery, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Hair Transplant to Camouflage Scar, Scalp Healing, Scalp Reduction, Scar Repair, Scar Revision Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on September 29th, 2008 at 7:59 am