Hi, I had a head injury as a child and for several decades hair doesn’t grow there. I have 2 scars both about 1/4 inch wide and 6 to 7 inches long at the back of my head. Which would be more cost effective and best results; a scar reduction or hair implants? I’ve gone to 2 dermatologist that told me there’s nothing to help my problem.
I also have Seborrheic dermatitis on the side/back of my head that broke out into zits and left small scarring where hair doesn’t grow, It’s not noticeable when my hair is long, but i like short hair. With the larger scar problem, can the smaller tiny scars be fixed at the same time?
I have to shave my face everyday, but I can’t grow a goatee/mustache it’s not dense enough and looks silly. Can hair from upper legs be used as a donor site?
I also see an office in Scottsdale which is closer to me, Are hair restoration performed at this office or ony the Florida/New York offices? Obviously a picture would help you answer my questions, but I appreciate a general response first.
Dear J- Given the likelihood of the scar widening after excision, I would recommend hair transplants into the scar, where likely 300 to 350 grafts into each scar would be indicated. At the same time, the smaller scars from the scalp condition could be filled in.
For the face, in general leg hair would not grow very well, so once again, I’d recommend scalp hair for these areas.
Finally, the FHRPS has offices in south Florida, NYC, and Scottsdale- so you could have your procedure wherever is most convenient.
Thank you for answering my question... at the same time I have some hair around my neck and facial cheek that I don't need...can we harvest those hair follicles to the mustache/goatee area without scarring on my face?
So with about 700 grafts to my major scars, I can have a short hair without knowing I had a scar?
And lastly if it's in Arizona...do realize you Dr. Epstein perform these procedures at this location...I wasn't sure you travel to the other offices to perform the procedures.
You're welcome J. In general, scalp hair is the most reliable and an excellent match for beard restoration. If it is the incision that is of concern, then the grafts can be obtained by the FUE technique. However, if you strongly wish to use beard hairs, we can try them but often they are not of sufficient quality.
With your question about "without knowing I had a scar"- to which scar are you referring?
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS