This regards traction alopecia/scarring. As a kid, roughly around 11 yrs. old, I was over a friends house and another kid locked me out of my friend’s room. They pulled the old trick on me where I was pushing hard against the door to get it in and WHOOOOOSH – the flies open and Newton’s First Law comes into effect and ends with me tripping head-first into the corner of a wood dresser. An extremely large and painful bump emerged on my head, but no bleeding and no hospital.
Ever since then I’ve had a bald spot the size of a silver dollar on the impact spot and have noticed something interesting. The scalp there is not smooth/glossy and I can still see plenty of hair follicles or “buds” everywhere, but they produce no hair or very thin hair and have been doing so the last 13 years. I realize these follicles have become weak/dormant, but is there anyway to reawaken them? Guessing propecia would do nothing considering it responds to DHT, not some sort of scarring.
After 13 years, I would think that there is no medication that would bring the hair back. You might try Rogaine for a year or so on the bald area, but do not expect a miracle. A hair transplant or some other surgical procedure may work, but I would have to see you and draw my own conclusion (a good photo would help). The little “buds” you speak of are interesting, and I’d like to see what that is.