Millions of people experience hair loss. Some people see their hair growing again without doing anything. Others need treatments for their hair regrowth.The major reason behind burns which cause hair loss is due to reduced supply of blood in the surrounding areas where burns have taken place in scalp areas. In order to deal in such cases, hair transplant surgeries are performed in 2 steps.These steps provide density to the hair for normal growth. The rates and the chances of success of such kind of procedures are far less in burning cases, as the tissues are damaged and it is not for hair restoration.One of the most miserable conditions is the burning itchy scalp. The burning that comes from scratching a sore or irritated scalp.After a long healing process, after a fire or chemical burns, patients with burns on the scalp feel helpless with their situation. The burns remind them continuously about the pain they had.The scars on the scalp keep hair away from growing back. The bald patches on their scalp make people feel self-conscious in public as well as home. The only solution and good news for such people is hair restoration surgery.In 2010, doctors used FUT method to grafts hair from a donor site onto the scalps and faces of burns victims.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) involves taking of donor area follicles by strip method. A small strip of scalp is removed by the surgeon and then carefully dissected into individual follicles that are transplanted to the area where the burns occurred. In case where scar tissue is thick, scar revision therapies are needed. Some burn patients often need week of preparation on the scalp before the actual transplants.However, cost of this hair transplant surgery is very high. That why some victims for burn scalp is unable to take advantage of this surgery. The price varies according to the area to be treated of burns.There are many types of burns. Heat burns are caused by fire, hot objects, heat, steam or hot liquids. Cold temperature burns are caused by skin exposed to windy, wet or cold situations. Chemical burns are caused by contact with household or industrial chemicals in liquid, solid or gas form. Electrical burns caused by electrical sources. Radiation burns are caused by X-Rays or Radiation therapy.However, there are certain non-surgical alternatives for burnt scalp to recover. They are useful and result oriented as hair transplantation (Which is permanent and life time) but on temporary basis is a good option.
- Prescription of medicines for the scars like creams.
- Use of wigs, hair extensions or hair pieces.
Most hair transplantation surgeries are successful, although it can take up to nine months or almost a year to takes roots and begins to fill in.There are certain risks and negative factors of hair transplantation on burnt scalp, but its miraculous advantages and results can not only change one’s life but also to proved him a self confidence too.