Scalp reductions are an option for people who are balding. In order for a scalp reduction to benefit you, the hair must be growing healthily on the sides and towards the back of the head. During a scalp reduction, your bald scalp is reduced by pulling in the parts of the scalp where hair is still growing.
The pattern of the section of skin removed from the scalp depends on what type of results the patient desires to see. The “Y” shape is commonly used when people seek to cover a large balding spot. “U” shapes or other figures are used when only a small bald spot needs to be covered. All shapes are typically effective at achieving similar results.
Hair loss is extremely frustrating and can be difficult to combat with the help of a doctor. Balding often causes people to lose confidence, and scalp reductions can successfully help patients restore their healthy, youthful look. If you suffer from hair loss or baldness, contact Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery to learn if a scalp reduction is a viable option. Call (515) 222-1111 today to schedule a consultation.