While a hair transplant certainly is a cosmetic procedure, not everyone who undergoes it is subject to thinning hair. This means that a hair transplant can be had for reasons other than a balding scalp. The absence of hair can sometimes be due to other conditions, such as a variety of injuries. While hair can be transplanted to nearly any area of the face and body that has been injured, the most common request is to restore hair to parts of the scalp that has been damaged, and become subject to loss of hair.
A burn injury can be one type of injury where there is no longer any hair and where clients are looking for a way to restore the hair that was once there. But there are also many other types of injuries and causes of hair loss, such as chemical burns, radiation burns, inflammatory diseases, surgery and self inflicted injuries. The hair loss can be complete or patchy, but for many individuals with injuries, the quest is just to look as normal as possible again, and that can be accomplished with hair transplantation. While the individual may never look like they once did, a great improvement can usually be had, especially when it comes to hair loss on the scalp.
Regular hair transplants are usually very successful, but the ability to transplant hair to an injured scalp can look quite different. A successful hair transplant in this case will depend on several factors, including the severity of the injury and skins ability to grow hair. Hair grows better in healthy tissue, and damaged skin is much less optimal when it comes to healthy hair growth. Underlying chronic inflammatory diseases, scalp blood supply, scalp thickness as well as scarring and underlying objects, such as metal, can also present obstacles to the hair transplant doctor who will be performing the procedure.
Individuals who have complete loss of hair on the scalp may not have much luck with hair transplantation but may want to consider other options, such as wigs or hair pieces. But an experienced hair transplant doctor can usually try to transplant at least a small amount of hair, given that there is enough donor hair to do so. The client should preferably have at least some donor hair that can be transplanted, preferably from the scalp, as obtaining hair from other areas of the body is not as optimal, and hair from other sources is not even an option.
While hair loss can be caused by many different types of injuries, a hair transplant can be a wonderful solution to any individual who has been subject to trauma, regardless of the exact type of injury. In other words, an individual who has lost hair due to an injury has a high chance of restoring hair to that area, and a hair transplant can make an amazing difference to someone who has suffered ever since.