Hello, I was in a car accident in 2002. When it happened my scalp was pulled from my head and I am left with a U-shaped scar on the side of my head. The hair around the sar fell out and then grew back. But now my hair is getting thinner an falling out around the scar. It ha been almost 10 years and it is starting to fall out now. I was going to get scar revision to make he scar less noticeable but now that the hair is falling out around the scar I don’t know what to do.
You need a good examination from a doctor that can give you a better assessment of your condition. Maybe you are losing hair around the scar (as part of genetic balding), or a change in your hair thickness has occurred and you are noticing the scar even more. I really couldn’t say, as I haven’t seen the scar.
Scar revisions in general do not completely get rid of scars, but how much improvement depends on where it is and the direction of the scar. Scar revisions in the scalp may reduce the scar by 25 to 50%, but sometimes they can make the scar worse. Speak with your doctor.