I have been suffering with traction alopecia for 3 years on the hairline. I would really like to undergo the hair transplant surgery, however I have keloid type skin. I went to a doctor who performs this surgery and was recommended not to go through with it because of my skin and was told that the existing hairs around the bald areas would fall out. Would I ever be able go through with the surgery with keloid type skin?
I have never seen a true keloid in the scalp. If I were your doctor, I’d perform a series of biopsies to determine if you form keloids in the scalp. I would wait 8 months… and then if you did not develop keloids, I would consider doing hair transplants on you. I don’t know what else to say. I have performed surgeries on men who form keloids in other parts of the body and the results were good! Everyone is different and there is no way to completely predict the outcome.