It might be strange for you because most of the people have no idea that they can also get wrinkles on their scalp. They are so sure that the wrinkles can only appear on face skin or other parts of your body that is not true. Getting scalp wrinkles is also an issue. It is quite scary to touch your scalp, and you will feel raised skin on your scalp which is wrinkles.
Wrinkles on the skin are also normal skin issue just like you get on any other part of your body. Particularly when we become old, we start to see the laugh lines and other signs of the gaining wrinkles in our face. But most of the people do not anticipate finding the wrinkles or sagging on their scalp skin.
Sometimes people also start to get wrinkles on their scalp which can make it worse for the people. Before moving towards anything else, it is important for everyone to know about all the aspects of scalp wrinkles.
As a doctor according to my research and personal experience, I’m going to share everything with you that will help you to know about its causes, symptoms, prevention, treatments and home remedies as well.
Causes of Scalp Wrinkles:
The wrinkles on the scalp can cause the worst situation for any person. It is not a common issue, not every person get the wrinkles on their scalp. Different reasons can become the cause of this issue. After doing research on it everywhere, we are going to tell you some causes that will help you to know more about this issue and to know that why people get wrinkles on their scalp.
Classification of Causes:
First of all, we are going to classify the issue of this scalp conditions according to the causes. Which can be the primary essential cause, primary non-essential cause, and secondary cause.
Primary Essential Cause:
Primary Essential means that the condition of cause is unknown. It could be because of the endocrinological or genetic factors that contain this condition. Mostly in the vertex and occipital region, the skin will fold develop after puberty.
Primary Non-Essential Cause:
Primary Non-Essential Cause is the second most important condition of scalp wrinkles. The Neuropsychiatric disorders can be a cause of this issue that contains mental deficiency, epilepsy, cranial abnormalities, deafness, seizures, cerebral palsy, schizophrenia and the ophthalmologic abnormalities such as cataracts.
According to my personal experience, I’ve seen that some of the parents come to our clinic whose child has a scalp wrinkles problem from his or her birth. Gradually their skin started to gets thicker with the furrows and the folds which can get more formed. This condition is worse both for the child as well as parents.
The secondary condition can be a result of any underlying diseases that will be present under the skin inducing to change either with the help of lymphedema, neoplasia, inflammation, and hyperplasia.
In this type of wrinkles condition, we can find the skin folds that will start to show at the birth time. This can connect with different type of diseases consist on acromegaly (the excessive growth of hormones that can become a cause by pituitary gland tumor), Moles on scalp (melanocytic naevi), lipodystrophy related to HIV, acanthosis nigricans, the Inflammatory diseases such as eczema on scalp, the carcinoma cutis of breast, the fallopian tube carcinoma, cylindroma, graves disease, diabetes mellitus and many other diseases.
In some of these situations, you can give the patient some time because he will feel a lot of pain, irritation and frustrated. Most of the people lose their hope in these types of conditions. But we recommend our patients that they should concern with their doctor in case of having this kind of condition.
Weight loss is one of the most common things nowadays, and we can find people too much serious and worry due to this issue. Sometimes they try to lose their weight, and they do not take proper care of their diet and use some supplements without the permission of their doctor or medical consultant. These words are magical that “congratulation you lost your weight.” You start to feel happy and enjoy a lot. But you can face the issue of lessened and or wrinkled as a result of weight loss.
It is normal because previously skin was stretched to hold the extra bounds in your body and it will take a lot of time to contract. But sometimes people also get wrinkles on their scalp. It is a very rare chance, but it can become a cause of scalp wrinkles.
Sun damage or overexposure is one of the main reasons in scalp wrinkles. The Radiation speeds of UV will become a cause of collagen and elastin breakdown. These both things are really important for your skin because it will help to keep your skin firm and tight as well. If it loses, you can face the scalp wrinkles and sagging issue.
That is why it is very important for everyone to wear a cap or apply sunscreen spray on the scalp while going outside in the warm or hot sun because it can badly damage your skin.
Aging is another important cause of the scalp wrinkles that can fold the skin of your head and you can get the wrinkles over there. When the age increases, your skin will start to produce less quantity of collagen and oil.
Which is very important for your skin to keep it tight. The loss of this moisture will make your scalp dry and skin will prone to wrinkling, stretching and thinning.
Genetics is another reason in the result of which you can face the scalp wrinkles issue. If either or both of your parents are experiencing the wrinkles on their scalp, it is very possible that you are likely to develop them on your scalp skin as well.
It is not your fault, but unfortunately, you will do nothing against it because it is included in your genes and you cannot fix it. The one thing that you can do will be the cosmetic surgery.
Symptoms of Scalp Wrinkles:
Scalp wrinkles are the worst thing that some people can get on their scalp skin. According to our personal experience and research, we found some symptoms and signs of the wrinkles on the scalp. It is not a hidden thing people can see it easily because when any person will get a wrinkle on his or her scalp, it will start to appear and you can see it. Even that person can also feel it when he or she will watch in the mirror or touch their scalp. There are some symptoms of the scalp wrinkles that are.
- You will see that your scalp skin is folding and It looks more worst.
- Your scalp skin will become thicker due to which you can feel the thickness while you touch it.
- In some situation, your hairs will start to lose and get weaker.
There are not too many symptoms or signs that you can see on your scalp due to wrinkles. If a child is suffering from scalp wrinkles, you can also find the same symptoms on his or her scalp. It can turn into the worst condition, and your child may lose his or her confidence. They start to feel irritating and upset it can be the result of any disease. So it is really important that you should concern with a doctor or surgeon.
They can understand the condition of the scalp issue, and according to their experience they will treat your child and help them to get rid of this problem.
It is really important for you that you do not take it easy because it can also turn into a painful condition that a child or adult cannot face.
Prevention for Scalp Wrinkles:
Unfortunately, the wrinkles on the scalp can become the worst thing for you that will make you upset and irritating. Sometimes people have no idea that what are the reasons of wrinkle on the scalp. They get scared without knowing the reason. But different things can become a cause of wrinkles on your scalp. So, as a doctor, I’m going to give you some important tips that will help you a lot to prevent your scalp skin from wrinkles and make it a healthy scalp.
These preventions will not only help you to get rid of wrinkles, but it will also be useful for any scalp problem. Prevention is one of the best routes for you. Once you get the wrinkles on your scalp or you feel that you are starting to get wrinkles on your scalp, then you should do some prevention that will help you to get rid of it. Even you can apply it before getting wrinkles.
These preventions can be:
- Take vitamins.
- Apply moisturizer on your scalp.
- Apply sunscreen on your scalp.
- Get proper sleep.
- Take care of your scalp.
- Avoid the tanning beds.
- Avoid warm or hot sun.
- Wear a hat or cap on your head.
- Use organic shampoos.
Let’s discuss all of these preventions in detail that will help you to know more about it.
Taking Vitamins is one of the best things for your overall skin that will make your skin firm and tight because you know that the wrinkles the can become a cause of losing collagen and oil as well. Most of the Vitamins are best for your scalp skin. Vitamin C is a natural and best thing that you can find in dark green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits that will help to make your scalp skin healthy and tight. It can also help to reduce the appearance of sun damage.
Apply Moisturizer On Your Scalp:
Moisturization is the best prevention that will help to keep your scalp firm. It will develop oil on your scalp skin that is important to keep your scalp skin tight. You can get organic moisturizers for your hairs or scalp that you can easily get from the market. Apply them on the scalp skin; it will prevent from wrinkles that’s why it is an important question that how to keep scalp moisturized.
Apply Sunscreen On Your Scalp:
Protecting your scalp skin from the sun exposure is very important to keep your skin safe from the progression of fine lines on your head and it can also convert into scalp redness. Sunscreen sprays will be the best selection for you that you should apply on your scalp before going out in the sun. It will keep your skin secure and fight against the UV rays that sun produced.
Get Proper Sleep:
Getting proper sleep is an important factor to look young and active all over the day. You should take proper sleep and take it seriously because improper sleep can also become a cause of wrinkles on your scalp. So take at least 7 to 8 hours sleep daily at night.
Take Care of Your Scalp:
Taking care of your scalp can prevent your scalp skin from the wrinkles problem. Taking care means if you are feeling any change on your scalp or feeling that your skin is folding then you should concern with your doctor or a medical consultant to stop it getting more worst.
Avoid the Tanning Beds:
A tanning bed is such a severe issue that most of the people do not take seriously and they face the wrinkles problem. The tanning beds emit the harmful rays and are never safe alternatives to the sun. So, choose a comfortable bed for your sleep that will not become a cause of wrinkles on your scalp.
Avoid Warm or Hot Sun:
You can protect your scalp skin from forming by staying out of the sun, particularly when the sun is at its peak between the times of 1 p.m to 4 p.m according to you’re country’s time zone.
Try to not go outside during this period, if it is not important because the sun exposes UV rays during this period. So you should protect your scalp from this hot and warm sun.
Wear Hat Or Cap On Your Head:
When you go outside in the hot and warm sun, you should wear a hat or cap on your head. Covering your head from the sun rays is important. There are many hats, and caps available in the market that will protect the scalp from harmful sun rays.
Use Organic Shampoos:
Organic shampoo and conditioner are best to use instead of using another shampoo because they can consist of different chemicals that can be harmful to your skin. So, you should choose organic shampoo and conditioner to apply on your scalp. It will help to prevent your scalp from wrinkles.
Scalp Wrinkles Treatment:
As we discussed that the scalp wrinkles can be the worst thing that you will get on your scalp. Due to this situation, you can feel irritation, and some of the people lose their confidence because people may start to get scared. Some of the people get it genetically, and some of the children can get it by birth. In this situation, the remedies will not work as well, So you should concern with a doctor.
A doctor or surgeon will help you to get rid of it. They will examine the patient, and after examining the patient they will recommend the treatment, or they will treat you if they are specialist of the relevant disease or problem.
I’ve done a lot of research on it and collected information that will help you to know more about its treatment.
Management Of Disease:
Before you are going to consider or take any treatment, you should conduct an accurate diagnose of the disease establishment. In Cases of primary non-essential and secondary CVG a CT scan (Computed Tomography) or a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan will help you a lot to diagnose and detect the abnormalities of brain as well as any neurologic abnormalities or the ophthalmologic that is becoming the cause of severe wrinkles on the scalp of a child or an adult.
In case of Primary essential CVG has no secondary causes. Except for the surgical options that are used to remove the folding of your skin; there is no any other treatment that is available to remove the scalp wrinkles and make your scalp skin clear from this problem.
For the causes like primary non-essential as well as secondary CVG, You can get a wide range of diseases or the associated underlying disorders.
As you know that non-essential primary CVG is another cause of wrinkle on your scalp, in this case of CVG, the treatment that is available focuses a lot on managing the psychological, neurological, ocular disorders or the cranial issue that can be behind this issue and due to which you are getting wrinkles on your scalp.
Just like it, the treatment for the secondary CVG’s main purpose is to rooting out and managing the underlying disease. Which can hide inside your scalp. These diseases can be atopic dermatitis, diabetes, acne, myxedema impetigo and the notably. These diseases can ignore after a proper checkup. One of the one secondary causes of CVG is melanocytic nevus or cerebriform intradermal that is a potential to degenerate into the malignant melanoma on the scalp.
As such the removal of CVG lesions are important, a requirement to get rid of these wrinkles problem.
So management of the disease is one of the most important factors instead of moving towards any other point. According to my personal experience and research, I’ve found that the professional surgeons or doctors will first diagnose the wrinkles problem instead of directly starting the treatment or surgery. So you should take it seriously and don’t be too fast to get the treatment. Let your, doctor or surgeon, to take their time to examine, after completing the examination they will advise you a treatment or surgery.
Surgery of Scalp Wrinkles:
The medical surgery of the scalp wrinkles is limited to surgery. Where the plastic surgeon will carry out a subcision and an excision for the psychological as well as aesthetic reasons. The surgeon can make your scalp clear from wrinkles, and they may also use dermal filler.
Scalp Wrinkles Surgery is the only treatment in some of the situation. It can not be used for all kind of wrinkles problem. First, the disease will be diagnosed than the surgeon will apply sugary on you scalps skin.
Laser treatment is another way that is used to treat the scalp wrinkles on the scalp. This treatment is very common if the issue is not severe. In this type of issue, the doctor will recommend or apply the laser treatment on their patients.
The laser treatment is also very helpful to get rid of the scalp wrinkles. These laser rays are not harmful to your skin they use the rays. Which is affected only by the treatment. The laser tool focuses on the energy, and it delivers the short pulsating beams of the light on the targeted area. It will help to remove the skin after skin and completely remove it. So you do not need to feel scary or worried because it is 100% secure and most of the skin specialist used this treatment. It will never leave any spots on the scalp.
Another treatment to get rid of scalp wrinkles problem is the Botox injections. It is another treatment for this issue, but it can be applied when the problem is not severe.
You may also see and listen to this treatment on television, and it is effective as they say it is. Botox is the best and one of the great lethal toxin that we can use. You do not need to get worried because only a few sessions or dosses are required to get rid of the scalp wrinkles. It is considered one of the safe treatments for scalp wrinkles that medical professionals will apply to their patients. It is a muscle-paralyzing substance that injects into or near your scalp muscles by securing them from contracting for months.
As a result of this treatment, you will soon get rid of the wrinkles problem, and it will stop the wrinkles from recreations. That’s why Botox is one of the most considered and best treatment to get rid of wrinkles problem.
Another best treatment for getting rid of this problem is Dysport injection. It is similar to the Botox injections. Dysport is from another brand but derived from the same toxin that is effective for the wrinkles problem. It is injected into the skin of the patient and help to remove the wrinkles and fine lines from your scalp. Just like Botox injection it also paralyzes the muscles of your scalp, In fact, it is getting more popular over the Botox injection treatment.
Difference between Both Treatments:
It is important to understand that what the difference between both of these treatments is because it will help you to make your concepts more clear about both treatments.
- Dysport treatment is a bit smaller as compared to the Botox that’s why it can trigger the targeted area quicker and increase the effects of relaxing.
- Dysport works faster as compare to the Botox; you can say that it is almost two days faster than the Botox.
- Because of the smaller molecule size, the Dysport can spread wider in the affected area while the Botox can spread less.
- Dysport Injection is a cheaper treatment as compared to the Botox injected treatment.
So after this comparison research, we recommend you to choose the Dysport Injection treatment instead of Botox. You can also consider a complete treatment or package to get rid of scalp wrinkles. You should concern with your doctor and follow his or her advice because they will better know your condition or disease as well.
Another best treatment is wrinkles filler. It is also known as cosmetic injectable that injects into your scalp. It will help to make your scalp skin flatter, smoother and plumper. Most of the doctors or medical professionals use the term of “volumize” that helps to explain the effect of this wrinkles filler.
Some of the doctors prefer to combine the filler with Botox because they think that it can increase its performance and you can get the best results.
Maybe it is a new name of treatment for you, but just like other treatments. It is also an effective way of treating the wrinkles. If the wrinkles are too many doctors, recommend applying this treatment to your scalp skin. As its name is Chemical peels, so according to its name, it helps to peel out the outer layer of your skin. After removing the outer layer, a new layer of scalp skin will start to resurface that will be smoother, and you will look younger.
For this treatment, an acid chemical is applied on to your scalp skin to peel it out. This chemical has no side effect. So you do not need to get scared, it is 100% secure treatment to get rid of scalp wrinkles.
In this treatment first of all the doctor will ask you to wash your scalp with water and after that, he or she will clean your scalp skin with an alcoholic wipe that will help to remove any germs from your skin.
If you have any injury or the wound on your scalp. Tell your doctor before applying the treatment because it can become a cause of harm for you.
They apply this chemical with brush and leave it for few minutes. After completing the time, the doctor will rinse off the chemical from your scalp with water.
After a few days of this treatment, you will find that your skin is retransforming and you are looking younger. Your skin will look smoother and clean after this treatment.
Scalp wrinkles can also become a cause of the aging issue in people, or it can be a result of the sun or another issue. Which is not severe. In this type of cases, you can use some great home remedies to get rid of scalp wrinkles problem.
Here we are going to discuss these remedies that are 100% secure. These remedies are as follow:
Aloe Vera Gel:
Aloe Vera gel is an all-rounder treatment that can be applied to different problems. This is a plant which consists of a gel inside it. It provides the filling effect when you apply it on the skin. Aloe vera gel will help to make your scalp moisturize and to make it tight. It contains vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for your scalp skin. Especially when you are going to take a sunbath, it will prevent your scalp from any damage due to the sun.
It is one of the cheapest treatments because you can grow this plant into your home.
To apply this gel, you need to take some gel and place it on your scalp. Leave it for few minutes and after completing the time rinse off the gel and let your skin dry. Try it continuously after a few days you will start to see the results.
Scalp massage is an effective way that not only helps to get rid of scalp wrinkles. In fact, It is also really helpful to make you feel relax. Use your index and middle fingers for the scalp massage and rotate them in rotation around your scalp.
Try to apply the light pressure on each area for 20 seconds and release. Try it on a daily basis if you want the quick results. You will feel that your scalp skin is getting too tight day by day and you are getting rid of scalp wrinkles problem.
A Mixture of Cucumber and Yogurt:
Both are best natural things that are most popular for the sagging and lifting skin issues. To make this mixture, you need to take two natural ingredients that are yogurt and cucumber. Take them and blend both ingredients in a bowl.
After that apply the mixture on your scalp and let it leave for few minutes after that rinse off your scalp with water. Apply this mixture continuously until you do not get rid of this issue. It is the best scalp mask for the wrinkles.