Hair loss after accident. Any suggestions?

Hi when I got the stitches done on my head the hair around the scar has grown but near it there is a bald patch I know it may take 6months to grow back but when it happened I didn't clean area around it very well as I was paranoid about people looking at it it scabbed and hair hasn't grown back ...would the fact I didn't clean near the affected area be a reason why it's not growing Back or is this normal

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Hair loss after a laceration or a cut on your scalp may be permanent. If it has not grown back in 6 to 12 months it probably

Hair loss after a laceration or a cut on your scalp may be permanent.  If it has not grown back in 6 to 12 months it probably  will not grow back.


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Wounds anywhere on the body

Requires cleaning when it happens. Cleaning will allow the best your body can do to heal it. If there was a gap in the skin and it was not sutured closed, hair loss will almost certainly happen. Wait a full 8 months and there is still a scar present, see a hair restoration surgeon

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Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone

The majority of the hair loss is likely due to your accident, and not the lack of cleaning. Non invasive options include PRP/progesterone or transplantation for improvement. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hair loss after injury

Hair loss after injury is common. Your cleaning routine could have had some impact, yes, but probably not a whole lot in the grand scheme of things. The magnitude of injury had the biggest impact.

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