Hair growth in scalp scars after face lift
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A chemical mixture is used in the classical hair transplantation method in order to increase the volume of the scalp. This process helps surgeon to work comfortably however it was observed that these chemicals also harm the scalp tissue. This result in decreased viability of new transplanted hair grafts.
However a mixture containing adipose derived stem cells is injected to the scalp in the “Organic Hair Transplantation” for the same purposes. Injection of this mixture result in rejuvenation of the scalp without causing any harm. Surgeon can also work more comfortably after the injection of the mixture since the volume of the scalp is increased
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Hair loss in scars following Face Lift
Thanks for this question! It is interesting and affects nearly every patient following a brow, face and neck lift.
There are many options for facelifting, depending on the skin laxity and areas of lift or tightening you wish or need. This type of surgery will leave you with scars hidden or not-so-hidden:
- in front of your ears and sideburn,
- behind the ears and along the mastoid hairline,
- along the temple hairline,
- along the forehead or behind the forehead hairline.
It is also important that you abstain from activities which will damage the hair along the incision at the time of surgery such as:
- nicotine / tobacco use
- any type of hair coloring
For most patients these scars are discrete and negligible but for some, the scar which has no pigment, no oil glands and no hair bulbs will be visible.
There are options to speak with your surgeon regarding these concerns.
non-surgical skin care including: retinoids, pigmentation-evening prescriptives
minimally invasive procedures: IPL, fractionated CO2 or erbium lasers
tattoo (not a favorite of mine along hairless skin due to potential ink color changes but worthwhile if in the scalp)
use of hair growing medications such as: Latisse or RevitaHair to be used soon after the surgery but not useful once the scar has matured
scar revision, ie. surgical removal allowing for a hopeful newer, less obvious scar
Please consult with a well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Facial ENT or Dermatologist with the experience required to treat this problem.
I hope this has been helpful. All the best!
Scalp scar and hair loss
Scalp scar and hair loss
Scars within the hairline should be almost invisible after a facelift.
Hair regrowth after surgery
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