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A 19-year-old male asked:

Help depress.have androgenic alopecia.can i get completely bald with this condition with having no donor area or donor area is permanent to tranplant?

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Dr. Matthew Woods
Dermatology 17 years experience
Quite unlikely: With hair transplantation the donor site is typically the posterior scalp, which is almost never affected to the degree that the crown/frontal scalp are. Everyone knows the typical fringe of hair that remains on otherwise bald men--this is where the hair follicles for transplantation are derived. However, you may not need transplantation. Medical options often do the trick. See a dermatologist.

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