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Hair Transplant For Burnt scalp cases

Hair Transplant for burnt scalp cases

What is Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

Hair restoration for burn victims is a surgical procedure that involves moving your existing hair to an area with little or no hair. Many burn victims lose hair on their scalps and may consider a hair transplant to restore their hair follicles. (1)

While many patients prefer non-surgical options, we advocate exploring hair transplant methods like FUE and FUT as they produce superior results. Follicular Unit Transplant method, for example, is ideal for patients who want a more refined outcome than just hair restoration.

Before embarking on the transplantation process, the doctor examines the scar for maturity. A mature scar should be flat, soft, and supple. If the scar is still pink, it is likely to bleed when making incisions for inserting grafts.

The surgeon also examines the scalp elasticity as it affects the method of donor harvesting. Sometimes, there isn’t enough scalp laxity to remove a strip of donor’s hair required when using the FUT hair transplant method. As such, the doctor may settle for FUE when harvesting the hair.

If the patient needs other reconstructive surgical procedures performed, the doctor might involve a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate the prioritization of the hair restoration procedure. The procedure takes a minimum of 2-3 hours and sometimes extends to 12 hours; hence local anesthesia may be administered.

How Does Hair Transplant Work on Burnt Scalp?

To begin the hair transplant for the burn victim process, Dr. Unger injects a local anesthetic into the donor section of the scalp and extracts each hair one at a time from that area. Then, she injects an anesthetic into the recipient area and inserts the follicular units with a microneedle. (1)

Dr Ahsen Farooque

Best Hair Transplant Surgeon In Dubai

Dr Ahsen Farooque, Diplomat American Board certified Hair restoration surgeon (ABHRS) USA is well-recognized for his significant contribution to the health and beauty industry. Dr. Ahsen has worked in the best hair restoration clinics in Bahrain, Ireland, Sweden, and is now a member of the Hair Transplant Clinic in Dubai.

His expertise lies in Stem Cell Follicular Unit Extraction (Stem Cell FUE), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT).

Dr. Farooque boasts an impressive academic background, having studied at the FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, where he acquired an MBBS degree. Later on, he worked in various sectors, including dermatology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, and emergency medicine, before specializing in Hair Restoration.

 

FAQs

What is Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

Hair restoration for burn victims is a surgical procedure that involves moving your existing hair to an area with little or no hair. Many burn victims lose hair on their scalps and may consider a hair transplant to restore their hair follicles. (1)

Who needs Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

Hair Transplant for the burnt scalp is for those people who are victims of burn and wanted to regrow their hair. (2)

Is the Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp invasive or noninvasive?

Hair Transplant for the burnt scalp is non-invasive. (3)

Is the Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp painful?

This process is not painful. The only thing that might cause you some pain is the initial injection, which can sting a little. Once this is done the rest of the procedure will feel relatively painless. (4)

Is the patient given local or general anesthesia?

Persons for Hair Transplant having burnt scalp are given local anesthesia. (5)

How does Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp work?

To begin the hair transplant for the burn victim process, Dr. Unger injects a local anesthetic into the donor section of the scalp and extracts each hair one at a time from that area. Then, she injects an anesthetic into the recipient area and inserts the follicular units with a microneedle. (1)

What technology is used in Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is used in Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp. (6)

How long does the Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp take?

A hair transplant session can take four hours or more. Your stitches will be removed about 10 days after surgery. You may require up to three or four sessions to achieve the full head of hair you desire. Sessions occur several months apart to allow each transplant to fully heal. (7)

On which body parts can we perform Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

We can perform Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp on the affected part where he has a burn. (5)

Is Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp permanent?

Hair transplant surgery is currently the only permanent treatment for hair loss, a solution that is limited by the availability of the donor’s hair. The future of alopecia treatment may be in using cell therapy. (5)

How much does Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp cost in Dubai?

The FUT method is more efficient to transplant up to 4500 Grafts in 8-9 hrs in a single day/session. The estimated cost of an FUE hair transplant in Dubai ranges between AED12- 15 per graft. (8)

Recovery & Post-Procedure Care

How do you care for a patient after Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

Take painkillers as needed for pain and discomfort. Resist the urge to scratch your scalp. The area may be itchy, but scratching can lead to infection and prevent the new hair from growing. Apply antibiotic cream to any scarring twice a day for the first week. This cream will help prevent infection. Wash your hair with a balanced shampoo a couple of days after the surgery. Shampooing will remove dead skin and clean the scabs that have formed around the grafted hairs. Do not forget to wash your hair every day for the next week to prevent crusts from forming in the area. Do not expose your scalp to the sun during the recovery process. If you have to be out in the sun, at least cover your head with a hat. Stop smoking until at least a month after your surgery. If you smoke cigarettes during the recovery process, it could interrupt blood flow to the hair follicles and prevent new hair growth. (9)

What soap/shampoo do we have to use after Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

Use a mild shampoo like baby shampoo. Wash your hair with a balanced shampoo a couple of days after the surgery. Shampooing will remove dead skin and clean the scabs that have formed around the grafted hairs. Do not forget to wash your hair every day for the next week to prevent crusts from forming in the area. (10)

Can we wash the affected area at home after the Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

Yes, we can wash the affected area at home after the Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp but after 48 hours of treatment. (9)

How to wash the scalp after Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

Wash your hair with a balanced shampoo a couple of days after the surgery. Shampooing will remove dead skin and clean the scabs that have formed around the grafted hairs. Do not forget to wash your hair every day for the next week to prevent crusts from forming in the area. (10)

How long does it take for the scalp to heal after Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

After each session, a healing process of two to four months is usually recommended. (11)

Risks

What are the risks and side effects of Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp?

Surgical risks include bleeding or infection, scars that may be severe, raised, reddened, and itchy. nerve damage, including permanent loss of sensation, death of the skin grafts. (11) Side effects include numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp, itching, inflammation, or infection of the hair follicles, which is known as folliculitis, shock loss, or sudden but typically a temporary loss of the transplanted hair. (7)

“Hair Transplant for Burnt scalp – Advantages & Disadvantages”

Advantages of transplant:

It is one of the hair restoration procedures that involve the transplantation of your own hair taken out from the back of the scalp. It grows naturally. The color of the hair is the same as your original hair. Hair growth normally starts after 2 to 3 months. It completes its recovery within 8 to 10 months. The hair transplant technique has advanced significantly. There are different techniques for performing a transplant. One method is follicular unit transplant (FUT) in which strip of skin is taken out from the back of the scalp, then the follicular unit is divided and replantation is done in designated area. The linear scar is always seen on the back of the scalp. A good surgeon will always try to minimize the scar from the Donor area

Disadvantages of transplant:

It is very important that the candidate who undergoes a transplant should have good general health. It is mostly recommended in Androgenic Alopecia which is a progressive, irreversible disorder so it is important that the person should be aware of it. If hair loss is genetic and person undergoes a hair transplant at an early age e.g. 20 to 30 yrs., hair loss still continues after surgery which needs treatment. It is an invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia. The success of a transplant largely depends on the quality of the existing donor area. Recovery is not overnight. It takes 8 to 10 months for a complete recovery so it is time-bound. (12)

References

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  12.     Services D of H& H. Hair transplant surgery [Internet]. Department of Health & Human Services; [cited 2020 May 18]. Available from: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au:443/health/conditionsandtreatments/hair-transplant-surgery
  13.     Advantages and Disadvantages of Hair Transplant (Unbiased Review) [Internet]. [cited 2020 May 18]. Available from: https://www.richfeel.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-hair-transplant/