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What is scalp reduction for hair loss?

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A scalp reduction is the removal of non-hair-bearing skin from the scalp so that the remaining hair-bearing skin can be stretched to fill in the bald area of the head. Scalp reduction can reduce as much as half of the bald area. It is a procedure performed to cover bald areas on the top and back of the head and is not found to be beneficial for the frontal hairline.

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Hair Loss Treatment."

emedicinehealth.com: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hair loss: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hair Loss Got You Down? Platelet-Rich Plasma May Regrow It."

Khatu S.  April-June 2014. ,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Hair Loss Treatment."

emedicinehealth.com: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hair loss: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hair Loss Got You Down? Platelet-Rich Plasma May Regrow It."

Khatu S.  April-June 2014. ,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

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