Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia

    January 2015 in “ Scars, burns & healing
    Bessam Farjo, Nilofer Farjo, Greg D. Williams
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    TLDR Hair transplantation effectively treats burn scar alopecia, improving self-esteem and confidence.
    This article discusses the use of hair transplantation as a treatment for burn scar alopecia, which can require multiple surgeries over several years due to the unreliable success of graft take in scarred skin. The article explores the current surgical technique of hair transplant surgery by follicular unit extraction (FUE) or strip follicular unit transplant (FUT) as the treatment of choice for alopecic areas that require a more refined aesthetic result. The article also mentions non-surgical options available for hair restoration. The article emphasizes the negative impact of hair loss on a burn survivor's self-esteem and confidence. Overall, hair transplantation is found to be the best option for treating scarring alopecia in various areas of the body, including the scalp, beard, eyebrows, and eyelashes.
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