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Suggest treatment for localized hair loss caused by the usage of Veet on scalp

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: Five years ago,I applied veet on my scalp.my scalp burnt and I removed that immediately but after that my hair didn't grew back there.can u pls help me what shld I do to grow my hair back there.
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Apply Minoxidil

Detailed Answer:
Hi .

I understand your query and concern.

You might have had localized hair loss pertaining the side effect of veet.

The hair can be brought back with localized application of MInoxidil 2% either topical or in the form of injections.

This should continue for 3 months with good results.

This treatment should be under expert medical supervision.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (6 hours later)
thanks.but can I use minoxidil 5% or 10% if no irritation persists and what if minoxidil doesn't work.what are the other options or should I go for hair transplant
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can increase dose of minoxidil

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I understand your concern.

I advise you to increase dose strength of minoxidil gradually with 3 week interval between change of doses.

Start with 2%.then 5% and finally 10%.

Yes you can certainly go for hair transplant if minoxidil does not work.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Suggest treatment for localized hair loss caused by the usage of Veet on scalp

Brief Answer: Apply Minoxidil Detailed Answer: Hi . I understand your query and concern. You might have had localized hair loss pertaining the side effect of veet. The hair can be brought back with localized application of MInoxidil 2% either topical or in the form of injections. This should continue for 3 months with good results. This treatment should be under expert medical supervision. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.