Local Tissue Advancement
In cases where the scalp defect is relatively small, local tissue advancement can be employed. This technique involves moving nearby healthy tissue to cover the affected area, preserving both blood supply and natural hair growth patterns.
For more extensive scalp defects, skin grafts may be necessary. A piece of healthy skin is taken from another part of the body and transplanted to the scalp. Dr. Prucz’s surgical finesse ensures minimal scarring and a seamless blend with the surrounding skin.
In complex cases, muscle flaps such as the temporalis muscle flap can be used. This technique involves transferring a section of muscle, along with its blood supply, to the damaged area of the scalp. Muscle flaps can help restore blood flow and promote healing.
Scalp Tissue Expanders
Tissue expanders are often used in scalp reconstruction. These devices are placed beneath the scalp and gradually filled with saline over time, stretching the surrounding tissue. This expansion creates extra skin that can be used to cover larger scalp defects with improved aesthetics.
Scar tissue from injuries or surgeries can lead to alopecia, or hair loss. Dr. Prucz specializes in correcting alopecia by removing scarred skin and reconstructing the affected area. This approach not only restores hair growth but also enhances the appearance of the scalp.
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