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‘Can You Regrow Hair Lost to Burns When You Were Young?’

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Scarring AlopeciaName: Filson

Question: my brother got burned his on his head when he was 9 months but now is 16 years old and need to get his hair back we could not do before because we were advice not to do anything until he is 16. What can you do for him. We need advice and treatment. Thanks

Answer: Hi, Filson. Unfortunately as the head was burned it is very likely that his hair follicles were destroyed and subsequently scarred over. This type of hair loss is known as ‘scarring alopecia’ or cicatricial alopecia and cannot be treated.

As hair loss treatment works by stimulating the follicles, this will not be suitable nor effective for your brother. In cases of cicatricial alopecia it is probably more worthwhile to contact a reputable hair transplant specialist. Sometimes this is an option for those who have lost hair to scarring, depending on the extent of the scalp damage and donor hair available.

If convenient, your brother is very welcome to have a free consultation either at one of our Central London hair loss clinics or, if he is unable to visit us due to his location, via our online form. That way our experts can diagnose him then, should he decide to explore hair restoration surgery, we can refer him on to our hair transplant partner as Belgravia does not offer surgical options.

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