Hello all, lately I have been treating an increasing number of patients who have suffered hair loss after various surgical procedures. The most common cases that I treat are loss of the sideburns after face lift procedures. I have also treated patients who have undergone previous brow lift procedures where their hairlines were brought up too high, or a scar was left in front of the hairline. In addition, patients who have had cranial surgery are often left with patches of hair loss secondary to the surgery. In all these cases, hair can be harvested from the patients “donor” region (usually in the back of the scalp, and if necessary, on the sides as well), and this donor hair can be used to graft to the areas that require coverage. This includes scars in the scalp, eyebrows, mustache, and beard regions. The end result is a completely natural appearance with coverage of the pre-existing scars. These hair transplants are effective because there is rich blood supply to the face and scalp, which allows hair transplants to grow well through most scars. In the photo section of my website I have posted some of my patients who are in this category of hair loss. I also have additional photos available for viewing in my office.
All the best,
Marc Dauer, M.D.