I would like to know whether it is possible to do hair transplants to someone who had radiation therapy for 6 weeks. The area is about the size of the palm of a hand. Balloon expander was suggestedâ€¦ but 6 months and 2 â€œoperationsâ€ is too long and not worth the resultâ€¦or is it?
Thanks for your advice.
Hair transplants may work in the radiated area, but that depends upon the status of the quality of the skin in the recipient area. I can not render an opinion without seeing you, but it seems like you got advice already from a doctor and an area as large as you report seems appropriate for a balloon expander at first blush.
When I transplant a patient’s hair into an area that received radiation, I often do a test transplant to be sure that the transplants take 100% and are strong and robust.