Scarring injury of the hair-bearing scalp will lead to permanent hair loss. The injury can be from heat/burn, mechanical (traction from long time use of hair extender or wig clipped to the hair), trauma, or from surgical incision.
Hair transplantation allows aesthetic repair and camouflage of scar at the hair-bearing areas by restoring the most visible feature – the hair. Based on the location and the size of the scar (patch of hairless area), the surgeon may plan a staged, multiple procedure including excision of some of the scar, followed by hair transplantation in another day. Also, depending on the size and the amount of the hair needed, the surgeon may recommend the traditional strip harvest technique to obtain the donor hair from the back of the head, or the follicular unit extraction technique / NeoGraft®.
Double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim at Natural Face Clinics specialize in aesthetic enhancement of the face, head, and neck, exclusively. Patients come to see us from the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area including Ithaca, and Rochester. At Natural Face Clinics, we specialize in restoring the youthful neck contour, tired appearance of the brows and eyes, and skin laxity. We offer customized treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, including facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), brow lift, neck lift, and skin resurfacing. Find out more by scheduling your personal consultation today.