My daughter is 17 yrs. old. She has a 2nd degree burn to her scalp from a chemical. She had highlights done at a local beauty salon and she was burned. She now has a hypertrophic scar. Will cortisone shots to the scalp help? Her hair follicles are completely burned.
If it is a 2nd degree chemical burn, I doubt the hair will grow back normally (if at all) and the cortisone shots will probably not help the hypertrophic scar at this stage. It is very difficult to give an opinion without seeing her. Fortunately, there are many options to treat her, including scar reduction surgery or even hair transplants, which work quite well in many cases. Consider sending us photographs — in the photos include a ruler so that the size of the defect is clear.
In the last two weeks, I have seen three patients with similar problems. We have offices in San Jose, Los Angeles, and Newport Beach, California. You can always schedule a free consultation for an evaluation by calling 800-NEW-HAIR.