Is Hair Transplant Possible On Scarring Alopecia Patient?

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Is Hair Transplant Possible On Scarring Alopecia Patient?

How Successful Are Hair Transplants In Scarring Alopecia?

Alopecia is a major reason for hair loss. The condition is treatable but requires a special methodology for it. Scarring Alopecia is a condition which requires special attention. It is a well-known fact that Hair transplant works well in some patients but fails to show results in other patients.

Criteria for transplanting Scarring Alopecia

  1. The first and foremost condition which is required for treating alopecia is that it must be quiet for 1-2 years before the transplant.
  2. The patient should not be under any medication. The patient should not be under any topical, oral or injection medication. This condition is required to know whether the disease burnt out or not. Individual cases may vary but it is recommended to go medicine free. A patient under medication is at a high risk of disease reactivation.
  3. The patient must be free from LPP for the last 12 months. There must be no significant itching, pain or sensation of burning. Even a periodic presence of such symptoms points to the passiveness yet presence of the disease. 
  4. The physician must not be able to notice even single evidence of LPP in the past 12 months. The pull test must also come out to be negative.
  5. The patient and the physician must not be able to notice any sign of hair loss over the past 12 months.
  6. The same should be supported by the photos since the last 12 months.
  7. The patient must have sufficient donor hair to carry out the process of transplant. This might not be the case with many patients.