Hi Dr. Rassman,
I am a 23 year old male from Birmingham, United Kingdom. I do not actually have any history of MPB in my family and I am not going bald. I was involved in a car accident in October 2006, I received multiple injuries of which I am mostly fully recovered now.
I received a serious head injury and around the centre of my hairline at the top of my forehead some hair was obviously damaged or torn out with the result being a slightly thinned area (about the size of a 2 pence piece – English money). I also was put into a neck brace which again rubbed a small area of hair out of the back of my head (pressure alopecia?)- approximately a 2 centimetre by 2 centimetre area which has not grown back.
None of the above is really noticeable to anybody other than myself as I have grown my hair to hide the problems but I would like to have my hair very short as I used to. Is there anything that can be done? If so could you please recommend a surgeon in the United Kingdom as I do not wish to have anything done unless I get a recommendation from yourself.
You are correct that the best thing to do first is to see a hair transplant surgeon and get an opinion from him. Dr. Bessam Farjo is well known in the UK, with offices in London and Manchester.
The rubbing is causing traction alopecia and any hair loss that you experienced from wounds in your scalp would have healed if the hair was to regrow on its own.