Scalp Reduction

  • This technique aims to reduce the bald surface, thereby reducing the number of grafts required to obtain satisfactory coverage.
  • Most often performed under local anesthesia, tonsure reduction is very useful in the treatment of extensive male baldness, but also in the correction of cicatricial or post-traumatic alopecias.
  • It is possible to perform two or three scalp reductions about two months apart. The excision shape depends on the topography of alopecia.
  • The procedure involves removing strips of non-hair-bearing skin about three inches wide and five to six inches long, thus reducing the number of grafts required in a further overall correction of male baldness.