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Hair Loss (Cortisone Shots)
I have lupus and had hair loss earlier this year.  My PCP gave me cortisone shots on my scalp and within 3 weeks the affected area was indented and extremely red.  My hair has yet to grow back and now I have been told by a dermatologist that I have skin atrophy and I probably will never have hair in this area again.  I am extremely depressed about this because it is right on my part line and very difficult to hide.  I am wondering if there is anything I can do to stimulate hair growth.  Would Rogaine work?  I am desperate for ideas as I can only pull my hair back so many ways to hide my baldness and indentation.  HELP!
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Hello,
The indentations caused by cortisone shots may have damaged the hair follicles so any topical treatment like with Rogaine will not be useful . In such cases, hair transplantation has given good results. You can talk to your dermatologist about the various pros and cons of this procedure. it is associated with a number of side effects like headaches due to the tugging and manipulation of the scalp area during the hair transplants procedure,bleeding, numbness or scalp, tenderness, temporary thinning of pre-existing hair, swelling usually around the forehead and the eye area and itchy scalp. So it will be best to discuss this with your dermatologist.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing. Warm regards.


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