What if your doctor says that your hairline is fine?
What if you are told that your skin is fine and that your scalp is fine too?
What is the difference between the two?
What about the other areas of your body?
These questions and more will be answered as Dr. Jennifer Hausman explains how to tell if you have a hairline fracture.
Hausmann is a dermatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
She and her colleagues developed a method to detect hairline abnormalities and identify whether patients should undergo surgery to correct them.
The technique is called micro-fracture.
The research is being published in the journal Dermatology International.
Hausman, who is also a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California and a senior author on the study, said she hopes the study can provide some hope to patients who have been told that their scalp is healthy but are worried about the rest of their bodies.
“If we can provide patients with the knowledge that their skin is not perfect and their hairline may be abnormal, I think it would be a good thing,” she said.
“We want to provide the patients the tools they need to know their skin may be healthy.”
In this photo taken March 15, 2016, an iPhone 6s, left, and an iPhone 5s are seen at a Verizon Wireless store in New York.
(Photo: John Minchillo, AP)The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The full study is available here.
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