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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?

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 more

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Hair Transplant (Definition)

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


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How effective can hair transplants be for baldness?

How effective can hair transplants be for baldness?

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 more

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I'm over 70, and i'm seriously considering a hair transplant to cover my bald spot, but am i too old?

I'm over 70, and i'm seriously considering a hair transplant to cover my bald spot, but am i too old?

No: If you are in good health, hair transplantation may be indicated. This is a relatively simple procedure done with local anesthesia with very few risks or complications. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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'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 more

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Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?

Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?

Another option: Hi. Hair transplantation and shaving your head are NOT the only options for a small bald spot. Let me suggest to you what most men do...live with it and do nothing about it! It will do you no harm. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Transplant (Definition)

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