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Is it true that once you develop a bald spot due to some kind of damage, the hair can never grow back on its own?


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American Academy of Dermatology
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It depends on the degree of damage to the scalp. If you had a severe chemical burn, there is a chance that it may not grow back. However, if the bald spot resulted from traumatic pulling or friction -- such as from a hairpiece or a hair clip -- the hair may grow back just fine. See your dermatologist for intralesional injections of triamcinolone to help it regrow sooner. Topical minoxidil may also help it regrow.

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