Hair Transplantation in the Cicatricial AlopeciasZekayi Kutlubay1*, Murat Kucuktas2 and Burhan Engin1
- Corresponding Author:
- Zekayi Kutlubay
Department of Dermatology
Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty
Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 29, 2013; Accepted Date: August 30, 2013; Published Date: September 05, 2013
Citation: Kutlubay Z, Kucuktas M, Engin B (2013) Hair Transplantation in the Cicatricial Alopecias. Hair Ther Transplant 3:109. doi:10.4172/2167-0951.1000109
Copyright: © 2013 Kutlubay Z, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cicatricial alopecia (CA) causes irreversible hair loss and negatively affects self-image and self-esteem of patient. Cicatricial alopecias are divided into two main groups as ”primary” and “secondary” cicatricial alopecias. Spontaneous regrowth of hair in case of cicatricial alopecia can rarely occur. Cicatricial alopecias can be treated by certain surgical procedures such as excision, flap surgery, scar reduction with gradually tissue expansion, and hair transplantation. The most important determining cause for surgery success of cicatricial alopecia surgery is the low blood flow of the recipient region. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method is prefered for hair transplantation for cicatricial alopecia. FUE method is mostly preferred in patients who have large areas of scattered cicatrices in recipient region. Cicatricial alopecia patients with no active disease signs should have more alternative therapeutic options. One of those options can be hair neogenesis from autologous adult hair follicle cell populations in the future.