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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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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Will hair grow back in the area of ringworm on the scalp?

Will hair grow back in the area of ringworm on the scalp?

Generally yes: There are no guarantees of anything, but once successfully treated the hair should grow back. ...Read more

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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

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I have 4 sebaceous cysts in my scalp, do I have to remove them? Will hair grow back if they are removed?

I have 4 sebaceous cysts in my scalp, do I have to remove them? Will hair grow back if they are removed?

Maybe: If it gets infected, painful, or bothers you than have it excised. If excised correctly it shouldn't effect your hair. ...Read more

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Itchy smooth pink bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it in dime size area. What is it? Will hair grow back? I do hav body acne, could be related?

Itchy smooth pink bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it in dime size area. What is it? Will hair grow back? I do hav body acne, could be related?

Alopecia. Areata?: It sounds like alopecia areata. This is common usually related to stress and it always comes back. Have a dermatologist see it. ...Read more

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Will my daughter hair grow back after a scalp infection ?

Will my daughter hair grow back after a scalp infection ?

Possibly but...: The chances of regrowth depend on a lot of factors. The amount of area involved, the type of infection (i.e fungal), the duration of infection, and the treatment used/needed. A dermatologist should probably be consulted in case scalp injections can help to stimulate hair regrowth. Time may be of the essence in getting evaluated/treated, so please followup promptly. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more