Hair Transplant in Burn Scar Alopecia

What is Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia?

Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind when burned case hair transplantation is mentioned is hair loss caused by burning on the scalp. However, all hair loss problems due to various physical traumas such as accidents, injuries, blows and burns are considered in the category of burn cases. These and similar traumatic events that occur in the head area can damage the hair follicles, causing permanent hair loss and scarring.

In burn scar alopecia, the need for hair transplantation is determined not by male pattern hair loss, but by scarring and hair loss caused by such unfortunate accidents. Scar marks and burn alopecia may develop due to boiling water, hot oil, fire, traffic accidents, falling, impact, impact, etc.

The first noticeable part of the body is the head. It has been observed that hair loss and obvious scars in this area cause self-confidence problems that can negatively affect the private and social lives of individuals.

Hair transplantation procedure can be a permanent solution option for the compensation of hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia. In order for hair transplantation to offer an effective solution in burned or injured areas, many different conditions must be met together. Since it is not possible to feed the hair follicles planted on the damaged skin tissue, first of all, it should be waited for the skin tissue to recover itself and the scars to take their final form. In addition, before the hair transplant procedure, other areas affected by trauma need to be repaired. Therefore, burn hair transplantation can be a long-term process in terms of completing other necessary surgeries and waiting for the scar tissue to heal completely. At this point, the determining factor is the degree of damage to the affected area.

How long or how short the treatment will be depends on the extent to which the damaged area is affected. After the emergencies that may be life-threatening are treated and the wound is healed, hair transplantation planning can be started. Burn hair transplantation is not subject to a different or special operation process. However, it is an iterative process. It may need to be repeated to achieve the desired natural look.

How is Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia Surgery Performed?

There are three important evaluation criteria for performing burn hair transplantation. The size of the affected area, the degree of involvement and the level of skin damage. The technique of hair transplant surgery is determined after the evaluation of these three factors. At this stage, it is useful to mention the following. Successful outcome in burn case hair transplantation. While it is 50%, the result can be 70% successful with stem cell treatments, appropriate medical treatments, nutritional and drug supplements, and even medical procedures such as dermaroller.

FUE Technique and FAT Hair Transplant

stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, is the most commonly preferred and applied hair transplant procedure. FAT Hair transplantation is a technique performed with the injection of stem cells obtained from the patient’s own fat.

Why are FUE and FAT Preferred?

  • Having a less painful procedure
  • No complaints such as tension and numbness in the donor area after surgery
  • Getting back to normal life in a short period of 3 – 4 days
  • Obtaining a natural look
  • The advantages of the healing effect of the stem cell in the damaged tissue

Considering the advantages they have, it is obvious that FAT and FUE are a more contemporary and comfortable option. In order for hair transplantation to be performed with the FUE technique, there must be sufficient healthy hair follicles in the nape area. The size and location of the damaged skin are important for the hair transplantation to be applied for the burned case with the FUE technique. Because, in advanced cases where the donor area is also damaged, the FUE technique may not be applied.

What should the patient pay attention before Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia?

  • Smoking and alcohol should be stopped 1 week before the surgery
  • He should inform his doctor about regularly used drugs
  • Should stop the use of blood thinners 1 week before
  • You should go to the surgery with clean hair. Hair care products for styling should not be used while going to surgery.

What is the Recovery Process After the Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia Surgery?

In hair transplant operations, the patient can be discharged on the same day unless the doctor requests it. The recovery process after the burn case hair transplant surgery may vary depending on the hair transplant technique used during the surgery.

Healing Process

  • It is possible to return to daily life after a rest period of 3-4 days.
  • Postoperative pain is expected to be mild and tolerable.
  • In areas where hair follicles are collected and transplanted, redness may occur for 15-20 days.
  • Itching is to be expected. It is expected to pass after 1 week
  • Any swelling that may occur should be followed up, and if it does not go away, the doctor should be informed.
  • The first wash will be carried out by the doctor or health personnel on the 3rd day. Afterwards, the patient should wash the hair for the time recommended by the doctor, as described and with the prescribed medical shampoo.
  • While determining the sleeping position, the neck part should be supported to prevent contact of the operation area.
  • The surgical area should be protected from sunlight.
  • For the first 3 weeks of the recovery period, strenuous activities should be avoided.

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Other Details About Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia

We use the FAT hair transplant technique to revitalize the damaged skin in Burnt Alopecia and make it suitable for transplantation. FAT hair transplantation, which has succeeded in taking the FUE technique to the next level, increases the efficiency of the area to be transplanted with the injection of oils enriched with stem cells, and contributes to the repair of the tissue with its regenerative effect.