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Old 01-21-2009, 09:47 AM
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EZ, a poster on this site, flew into town for the inauguration festivities and stopped by the office this morning.

Recall that he had a very wide, hairless scar from a couple of surgeries from a national chain. We did a small transplant, which is just starting to grow; along with a scar repair using 2 layer closure and trichophytic technique.

He followed up at about 5 weeks for one shot of steroids and today looks really quite good. Hopefully he will come up this summer for another check and at that time we can put up some hair pics too.

While not a guarantee of the scar staying nice, I would not expect it to widen at this point, and I would expect hair to grow through the scar over the next couple of months in the few areas that don't currently have hair in it yet.

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:54 AM
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Night and day difference! Even with week 1 pics. Good work doc!
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:01 AM
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Dr. Lindsey,

Can you please explain your reasonings behind using steroid shots in the scar?
What is the purpose of doing so?
Does it hinder the chances of the scar widening and if so, how come other clinics don't do so. (Or at least it's rarely heard of).

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Doesn't really hinder widening, that is largely a deep suture issue. It does slow fibroblast migration and collagen deposition, helping stop hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation which can appear to widen the scar. It however slows healing and I use it frequently but vary sparingly.

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