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Hair Transplants Baldness
Can hair transplant for bald spots cause cancer?What are the safest ways to treat bald spots on the head with your own hair without side effects/harm?
Absolutely no chance: There has never been a single report of any type of cancer (skin or otherwise) associated with or thought to be caused by hair transplants. Since transplants involve surgery, the same "side effects" occur as do with ANY type of surgery, ie, bleeding, pain, risk of infection and anticipated scarring....There is simply no way to avoid them. The degree of risk varies due to many factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hair transplant is the only permanent way to restore youthful hair growth to an area affected by hair loss due to thinning or balding. When performed carefully and artistically, a hair transplant is a comfortable outpatient procedure that can yield a 100% natural-looking restoration of living and growing hair--restoring a hairline or coverage at the top of the scalp. A hair transplant involves the harvesting and redistribution of permanent hair follicles from the sides and the back of the scalp into the areas of hair loss using as little as a single hair follicle at a time. FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is the minimally-invasive method of hair follicle harvesting which leaves no linear scar in the back of the scalp. Hair transplantation can be a life-changing procedure for men and women detrimentally affected by hair loss because a fuller head of hair makes people look ...Read more
Hair Restoration: Hair transplants can be highly effective, but there are 2 limitations. #1 the amount of hair loss you currently have, and #2 the density of your hair in the donor site (in the back of the scalp). High density and thinning hair are the best combination, but it is worth getting an evaluation from a specialist to help set your expectations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm over 70, and i'm seriously considering a hair transplant to cover my bald spot, but am i too old?
Can a person who had meningitis when he was 6months undergo hair transplant if he goes bald due to mpd at age of say 30? And are there any side effect
Hair transplant: There should be no difference between the person with meningitis at 6 months of age and a person who never had meningitis with respect to getting a hair transplant at age 30. All procedures have potential side effects which you must discuss with the doctor performing the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm over 70, and i'm seriously considering a hair transplant to cover my bald spot, but am i too old? Does age play a part in whether a hair transplant is successful? Is there a certain age group that make the best candidates or does it work well at any a
I : I agree, as long as you have an otherwise healthy scalp with good circulation and no growths or significant sun damage that would make the grafts not "take". It is also important to have a good consultation to determine your options, to discuss your goals, and pricing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My barber cut some of my transplanted hair bald five months ago, how long will it take for my transplanted hair to grow back?
Same time: If the hairs a alive, they will grow back along with the rest of your own hair. ...Read more
Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?
I am suffering from continuous hairfall. Due to which there is front baldness in me can I go for hair transplant or is there any remedy to cute yhee?
Hair transplant: The best treatment for a receding hairline in men involves transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back regions of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplantation can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplantation is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thinking about hair transplant but i kind of like the "bald look". If i get this done, will it leave scars incase i go back to bald look?
Hair transplant: That surely sounds like an expensive experiment. Perhaps there is another way to try on the "transplanted" look? ...Read more
Is too much sex cause hair loss Im almost bald and just 24 years old.what can i do?is Hair Transplant recommended for me?please help me :(
Im 17 and realy want to get a hair transplant to restore hairline and thickencrown. Mydad and uncle are bald but have hair on the sides (donor sites) ?
You want that?: At or shortly after age 17, ALL normally-masculinized men lose the hair on their temples. This is supposed to happen. Your likelihood of progressing to male pattern baldness is genetic but not predictable from your family; it correlates pretty well with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. Managing it can wait. Get super-fit and it won't matter where you have / don't have hair. ...Read more
Hair transplant: The best treatment for a receding hairline in men involves transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back regions of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplantation can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplantation is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am 22, and facing stage two of male pattern baldness, should I wait or get hair transplant now?
Hair restoration: I would recommend seeing a hair restoration specialist (like me !) and starting topical medication for the next several months. We can evaluate your situation and response to topical therapy, and then make decisions about the risk and benefit to follicular transfer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed a bald patch on my left eyebrow after getting stitches on my eyebrow as a kid how can I regrow it without hair transplant?
Hair transplant: Have a half-dollar sized bald spot that I want to get rid without the are becoming a red onion. Is FUE or ARITAS the answer?
HAIR TRANSPLANT.: DONT QUITE UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION. HOWEVER, I AM SURE THE ANSWER IS NOT FUE OR ARITAS. PLEASE SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST. THANK YOU ...Read more
I developed a bald patch on my forehead,just where the hairline starts,coz of stitches.how can I regrow it without hair transplant.any herbal product?
Hair Regrowth: If the hair follicles have not been destroyed, the hair will regrow. Herbal products do nothing more than waste money. ...Read more
Help me age19. Will have hair transplant in future.Is it possible for hair to fall completely bald leaving no donor area as I have androgenic alopecia?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what age does hair loss completely stop? I'm 26 i would like to get a hair transplant, but don't want to get hair transplant if balding continues
Hair loss time limit: Hair loss may not have a specific limit. Genetics. Hair loss can be related to a number of factors. So what can be done. First plan hair transplant with creation of your forehead hair line for the 50 year old age group. If you have a hair line place for a 30 year old, as you age and continue to lose hair density, the hair line will look odd. Look at internal society surgical hair restoration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more