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Doctor insights on: If A Scar Heals Will The Hair Grow Back

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Can hair grow back on scars? Does it depend on size of car?

Can hair grow back on scars? Does it depend on size of car?

Not by itself: Generally, hair will not grow in a scar, and the wider the scar the larger the gap. But surgery can usually help, either by scar revision to make a spread scar narrower or by individual hair grafts, similar to the treatment of male pattern baldness. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Will hair grow back on the scar of a cut on the scalp?

Will hair grow back on the scar of a cut on the scalp?

Usually not: Scars occur between the follicles and can be of varying widths. If the scar is quite wide, sometimes it makes sense to cut out the scar and bring the scalp together to narrow the new scar so that the gap between the hairs is not as great. Unfortunately, if the scalp is pulled too tightly, tension can kill the hair follicles at the edge of the incision and result in a wide hairless area again. ...Read more

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Fibrosis/keloid scar on my head. If I have it removed will my hair grow back through the scar? Will the scar be long and thin or round like keloid

Fibrosis/keloid scar on my head. If I have it removed will my hair grow back through the scar? Will the scar be long and thin or round like keloid

No clear answer: After scar or keloid removal in the scalp it is unusual for the hair to grow back through the new scar. It is even possible that you could lose some hair around the new scar depending on how large the original keloid was. Keloids are somewhat prone to regrow so you could also need some cortisone shots around the new scar or even other treatments to help minimize the chance of recurrence. ...Read more

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Feel tired, my hair are falling out too. Will the hair grow back?

Feel tired, my hair are falling out too. Will the hair grow back?

Possibly: It sounds like you may have a couple things going on. Tired symptoms could be related to thyroid or other internal disease. You should get a regular medical evaluation. The hair should grow back if the underlying problem is found. ...Read more

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What if I shave down below will the hair grow back thicker and more hair?

What if I shave down below will the hair grow back thicker and more hair?

Not sure: That is a really good question for which I cannot provide a certain answer. My guess is it can be done if there is no underlying connective tissue disorder but you would have to ask the american red cross. ...Read more

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Lost a patch of hair than found out I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back? It's been 6 years and will I loose more hair?

Lost a patch of hair than found out I have hashimotos thyroid problems. Will the hair grow back? It's been 6 years and will I loose more hair?

Possibly: Thyroid level changes, either going up or down are associated with temporary hair loss. A chronically low level causes chronic hair loss. Autoimmune disorders, such as hashimotos can be associated with a chronic diffuse hair loss. Alopecia areata is a seperate but associated autoimmune disorder in which one loses patches of hair resulting in bald spots. This can be treated. ...Read more

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Does traction alopecia spread and will the hair grow back?

Does traction alopecia spread and will the hair grow back?

Usually No: Once the cause of the traction alopecia is removed the hair will usually grow back as long as it has not been going on for too long. Unfortunately, chronic traction alopecia can result in permanent hairloss in the area. Traction alopecia is not one of the conditions of hairloss that spreads unless the source of traction is spreading to other areas of the scalp. ...Read more

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I had been on isotretinoin (twice) and always had severe hair loss and folliculitis. Will the hair grow back or is it permanent loss?

I had been on isotretinoin (twice) and always had severe hair loss and folliculitis. Will the hair grow back or is it permanent loss?

Normally reversible: Isotretinoin induced hair loss is normally reversible if you stop using the drug. However you should have a full evaluation because it is possible that you have hair loss for some other reason. ...Read more

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Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Hair loss: You may have a fungus of the scalp but you could have idiopathic alopecia. You have to be seen by your doctor to determine your problem. We can only speculate what you might have because we cant see the actual problem ...Read more

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If I have hair loss on my right leg due to insufficiency and have the saphenous veins stripped (insurance reasons) will the hair grow back?

If I have hair loss on my right leg due to insufficiency and have the saphenous veins stripped (insurance reasons) will the hair grow back?

Depends on follicles: If the actual hair follicle has died off, no. If the circulation is not adequate enough, then it will be also hard for the hair to grow back. ...Read more

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What will make hair grow back?

What will make hair grow back?

Hair Loss: Really depends on the cause of the hair loss. See a dermatologist to have a complete exam and any bloodwork they feel is necessary. There are many medicines to help grow hair including minoxidil (over the counter), finasteride, viviscal professional, and vitamins containing biotin. There are also procedures such as platelet rich plasma injections which can help. ...Read more

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After chemo, will my hair grow back?

After chemo, will my hair grow back?

Maybe: It will depend on your overall health and any ongoing treatment such as hormonal or radiation that may be required. ...Read more

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Does eyebrow hair grow back? How long?

Does eyebrow hair grow back? How long?

Usually: Same as hair on head. Everyone has different phases or time in which their hair grows. ...Read more

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If DHT levels are corrected will hair grow back?

If DHT levels are corrected will hair grow back?

Generally not: There may be some slight improvement, but the hair loss is most commonly permanent. Some therapies may help restore some of the lost hair. ...Read more

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Will my pubic hair grow back if it was burnt off?

Will my pubic hair grow back if it was burnt off?

Depends: If you were in a fire you may have extensive scar tissue and disfigurement. In that circumstance it is unlikely it will grow back. If the follicles are still in place than the hair will probably grow back. ...Read more

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So if you were to pierce 1 eyebrow, would hair grow back ok?

So if you were to pierce 1 eyebrow, would hair grow back ok?

Depends: If the piercing does not disturb the hair roots then they will grow as if nothing were done. Emphasize the the person doing the procedure that you want him/her to bypass these roots and you wiil be ok. ...Read more

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Will plucked eyebrow hair grow back in a different direction?

Will plucked eyebrow hair grow back in a different direction?

Usually not: As the hair shaft, follicle has it's own direction. You can change the way it appears to grow if you like with pomade, and other essential oils, moisturizer, but for the most part it follows the same direction as before it was removed. ...Read more

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How could body hair grow back normal, without irritation and look and be normal again?

How could body hair grow back normal, without irritation and look and be normal again?

Consider putting: This question in context? Was there loss of body hair in any specific body locations? If yes, what are the locations? Did you do some form of procedure that led to the hair loss or too shorter hair? If yes, what? If no, did you have other symptoms at the time of hair loss? There isn't enough information to be able to provide you with the guidance you seek. ...Read more

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Hello there...I wanted to know if iscratch out my 2month old cradle cap will his hair grow back

Hello there...I wanted to know if iscratch out my 2month old cradle cap will his hair grow back

Yes: Hair loss from removing cradle cap is temporary and it will grow back. But if hair is coming out with "scratching", I'm concerned you are scratching too hard. Best to massage scalp for several days with baby oil, then gently remove the scale with a brushing with baby brush. If that doesn't clear it up, shampoo scalp once a week with a tar based shampoo. ...Read more

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Once my seb dermatitis scales start decreasing and the flakes decrease will my hair grow back? I want my old hairline back!

Once my seb dermatitis scales start decreasing and the flakes decrease will my hair grow back? I want my old hairline back!

SeborrheicDermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis should not have any effect on your hair growth. If you have loss of hair it is from a different cause. See your dermatologist to have the cause evaluated. If it is male pattern alopecia, there are treatments that can help. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my head about 15 inch long from an operation last year, is there any way of getting the hair to grow back where the scar is?

I have a scar on my head about 15 inch long from an operation last year, is there any way of getting the hair to grow back where the scar is?

Yes,: The scor may be amenable to revision bringing hair bearing skin closer to the cut edges or hair transplants may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Does Burnt Hair Grow Back thicker?

Does Burnt Hair Grow Back thicker?

No: Do not try it.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a cut on head. Will hair grow back?

Probably: Superficial cuts on the scalp should not damage any of the hair follicles which would cause the hair to stop growing. If the cut is deep to the second layer of skin (dermis), it is possible that the hair follicle is damaged and will not generate hair growth. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after multiple pullings?

Will my hair grow back after multiple pullings?

If no follicle scar: If the follicles is not scarred, it is very likely that the hair will grow back. However, if scar develops, the hair may stop growing. ...Read more

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Does waxing make hair grow back thick?

Does waxing make hair grow back thick?

No: Waxing will not affect hair character. If you nejoy the discomfort - go for it. I would suggest consideration for permanent laser hair reduction by someone that uses alma equipment that is pain free. Go to painfreehairfree. Com and use doc locator function to find someone in your area. ...Read more

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Does burnt facial hair grow back normally?

Does burnt facial hair grow back normally?

Yes: If the hair itself is burnt, new hair will grow in it's place unless the burn was deep enough to cause damage to the underlying hair root. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after chemotherapy?

Will my hair grow back after chemotherapy?

Yes hair grow back: Once you stop using chemotherapy, your hair will grow back and come back to near normal within 2-3 months. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more