Scalp Reduction

Excision of portions of bald skin of the head before grafting, in hair restoration in male pattern baldness
Complications Stretchback, infection, oedema, numbness, hair loss, decreased density of donor region, slot formation
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Being personally affected by hair loss, Gomez has undergone a variety of treatments, including hair transplants, scalp reduction, massage and topical solutions that have enabled him to preserve most of his hair thirty-five years after first experiencing hair loss.
Jones, 62, admits to a catalogue of cosmetic operations including having his teeth capped, his nose chiselled, fat removed from his chin and a scalp reduction to push back the tide of baldness.
facial resurfacing, scalp reduction for hair loss, rhytidectomy etc.
Sawaya and her colleagues compared sebaceous glands in scalp samples removed from 12 balding men (aged 25 to 39) during hair transplant or scalp reduction surgery with 12 samples removed from nonbald men (aged 30 to 47) soon after death.
Various types of treatments including pills (finasteride), lotions (minoxidil), steroids (corticosteroid injections), ointments (topical corticosteroids), immunotherapy, ultraviolet light therapy, hair loss surgery (hair transplant, scalp reduction, artificial hair implantation) are some of the common methods available to treat hair loss.
Other treatments for hair loss include wigs, hair transplants and plastic surgery such as scalp reduction.
Scalp reduction offers a special benefit to patients with extensive balding.
However, scalp reduction - where the bald area is removed and the bit with hair on is stretched forward - is another possibility.
I refer to scalp reductions (whatever they are) and transposition flaps (another puzzler, but I'd suggest you not try it at home).
A lack of hair may be helped by the use of rotation of scalp flaps, lessening of the bald area with scalp reductions, and/or hair transplants.