I am an African American male age 46 with a keloid on the back of my head which resulted from two surgeries to remove it. Now I have a keloid the size of a strawberry which leaves a bald patch in my hair. Can a hair transplant or hair patch be put in that area to cover it for good? If so will it cause more problems in the future or no?
I often see patients that wish to cover scars (and keloids), but hair growth on this tissue can be less than optimal and patients often require addition surgery to increase the density of hair. In the end, the scar and keloid is still there, but it might be covered with the new transplanted hairs.
Transplanting into keloids, however, also runs the additional risk of making them worse. If you’re known to form keloids on the scalp, then having more surgery (like a hair transplant) could result in more of the same. You already tried to surgically excise the keloid on your scalp and it caused it to grow larger? I don’t think its worth the risk, though without an examination I couldn’t make a definitive opinion.