Understanding Scalp Reduction
Losing your hair can be a difficult position to be in for men and women. It can lead to a lack of confidence and self-esteem. This is why we offer scalp reduction in Wollongong.
There are different levels of scalp reduction that can be performed. A small scalp reduction can often be completed under local anaesthetic. This procedure may involve removing a strip of skin around 2-5cm. The remaining skin is then stitched together. It may be possible to have multiple surgeries of this nature to tackle the problem.
If you require a larger scalp reduction, this may involve being put under general anaesthesia. This procedure usually works in tandem with a hair transplant during the second part of the surgery.
Scalp reduction may also be referred to as alopecia reduction and is one of the first surgical procedures that treat hair loss. The success of the surgery can be determined by a few different factors such as your skin elasticity.
3 things that you must know about Scalp Reduction
Does scalp reduction give natural-looking fuller hair?
One of the biggest advantages of scalp reduction is that the fullness of your hair may return using your own hair.
This may give a natural and aesthetically pleasing result. The hair that is now growing in place of your previous bald patch will be from a place on your scalp that has naturally fuller hair, resulting in better natural growth.
Should I get a scalp reduction?
Scalp reduction may not be for everyone but it order to determine whether you are a good candidate, there are some factors to consider. You could be suitable if you…
- Have a healthy scalp skin that has significant elasticity
- Have significant donor hairs (enough hair on the side and back of your head)
- You have age or genetics related hair loss
Does your hair fall out after scalp reduction?
It is possible for your hair to fall out temporarily as your recover from scalp reduction surgery.
Fortunately, this is usually nothing to worry about. Many individuals mention that during their recovery period, hair falls out (for about 6 weeks). If you experience this, you should see hair growth again after another 6 weeks.