I have read responses on your most helpful website. I hope you can help me.
My 3 year old daughter had a laceration to the back of her head 4 weeks ago. The cut was closed at hospital casualty with medical glue. The scar is about 4cm in length. The area around the scar is bald (say 2cm to 3cm either side).
Please could you advise if you think the hair will grow back on the area not scarred? I note with interest that you were in Vietnam. From what I have read the medical glues were first used there. Do you know if they led to such cases of baldness? If so, was it just short term? Also what can be done for hair restoration on the scar itself e.g. will hair grow back? Is it best left? can a transplant be done if necessary?.
This is really worrying me. Kind regards
Some hairs should grow back, but there may be an area where hair will not regrow. Medical glue does not cause scarring, but the lacerations will.
Hair transplantation can be done if necessary, but you should wait at least one year to allow hair to regrow to see what happens. Having a hair transplant at 4 years old is generally not advisable for fixing the scar, so perhaps you should wait until your daughter is older until she has a maturity level to undergo such a procedure. The best age will be determined between you and her doctor. Most girls under 8 years old do not really focus on small scars.