by Lenora
(Houston, TX)

Hi Dr. Weaver,

I'm a patient of yours that is being treated for hair loss. My hair loss looks a lot like the pictures on the Cicatricial Alopecia page, close to the permanent ones. I was getting the injections for 5 months last month, then stopped. I plan to start again this month. Do you really think that they will help restore my hair growth? I just don't want to waste money. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Apr 22, 2009
Hair Loss Injections
by: Seymour M. Weaver, III, M.D.

Cicatricial Alopecia can at times be a hard condition to give an exact prediction as to what the therapeutic response will be.

Usually with the treatment it takes up to a year to see what the therapeutic response will be.

If the cicatricial alopecia is indeed permanent and irreversible, then surgical hair restoration will be the next step to consider if there is a good donor site present on your scalp.

I do refer patients to a hair transplant surgeon when this situation occurs.

We can discuss this option when you come in for your next visit.

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