zuleron Posted July 21, 2004 Share Posted July 21, 2004 This is for any and all doctors on this site. 1) I have a scalp condition known as "cutis verticis gyrata" which as I understand it is a connective tissue disorder that results in the hardening of the tissue under the scalp which causes it to then furrow. It is quite unsightly when my hair is cut short and looks like my brain is pushing through my skull. 2) I am also losing my hair in the Norwood pattern... I'd say about a 3 right now. I have excellent coverage but the hair on the top of my head is noticeably finer than that on the back and sides, which was notoriously thick and impossible to comb when I was a boy (and still is). I wouldn't mind going completely shaved, indeed that was my intention when I cut my hair for the first time in 5 years. Needless to say, because of the "cutis verticis gyrata", a shaved head is not an option. Believe me, it was quite a shock to discover this condition. Especially for my barber ;-) 3) I am 30 years old and of African descent. 4) I am growing my hair out again to cover the "cutis vertices gyrate" condition but I know this is only temporary because in 5 years I will have lost a lot more hair and then the condition will be impossible to conceal. 5) My research shows that "cutis verticis gyrata" can be surgically repaired by, I believe, a scalp reduction. The problem is that this procedure would leave a scar on the top of my head -- right where I am losing hair and will lose more hair. BOTTOM LINE: I will HAVE to have a hair transplant at some point in the near future either to conceal the "cutis verticis gyrata" or to conceal the scar I will get from repairing the "cutis verticis gyrata". What are my options? A) Can I have the scalp reduction and a hair transplant at the same time or would that be too traumatic? B) Should I have the scalp reduction to treat the "cutis verticis gyrata" and then after a few months(?) have the hair transplant? C) Or should I have the hair transplant first and then have the reduction to treat the "cutis verticis gyrata"? D) Or can a transplant, without more, treat the "cutis verticis gyrata" and fend off the hair-loss in one fell swoop? I am sure that I have phenomenal scalp laxity thanks, ironically, to the "cutis verticis gyrata", and I have dense thick hair on the back and sides of my head. I realize it might be hard to say anything without seeing my head but any information you could give would help me make a decision and plot out my plan of action. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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