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What is the best kind of hair transplant surgery?

What is the best kind of hair transplant surgery?

Follicular unit: The current "gold standard" for hair transplantation is follicular unit transplantation. In this technique, a strip of hair or individual small "punches" or "plugs" of hair are harvested from the back of the scalp. The individual hair follicles are the dissected out using a microscope. These individual hair follicles are then transplanted back into the area that is lacking hair growth. ...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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Does hair transplant surgery work?

Does hair transplant surgery work?

Absolutely: Yes, it does work. Results are not always consistent and more than one procedure may be required for optimal results but it does work. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about bosley hair transplant surgery?

Can you tell me more about bosley hair transplant surgery?

Permanent HairGrowth: Hair Transplant Surgery is the only way to permanently restore living & growing hair into a severely depleted area. Large national clinics offer strip-harvest primarily, NOT minimally-invasive NeoGraft FUE, which leaves no linear scar. Search for and travel to a physician who is recommended by IAHRS.org, certified by ABHRS and is a FULL TIME specialist in hair transplantation with his own photos. ...Read more

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What is the minimum age to receive a hair transplant surgery?

Depends: Unlikely children are good candidates, in case teenager has psychological problems with appearance, corrective transplant can be done on case per case bases. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after hair transplant surgery?

How long does it take to recover after hair transplant surgery?

Minimal Downtime: Although the recovery is mild, you will likely want to take some "social" downtime as the hair can have a somewhat crusty/scabby appearance for the first several days. The newly transplanted hairs will go through a natural cycle before growing in to stay... This can take 3-6 months. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had hair transplant surgery 7+ months ago. Is taking Accutane ok now?

I had hair transplant surgery 7+ months ago. Is taking Accutane ok now?

Hmmm: I don't think I have had anyone ask me that question before. Hair loss has been described with Accutane use. At the age of 62 I am assuming this is not for nodulocystic acne. I would have a sit-down discussion with your dermatologist about the risks and benefits of the medication in your case. A tough one to answer in such a short space. ...Read more

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What can I apply to my scalp after hair transplant surgery to minimize discomfort?

What can I apply to my scalp after hair transplant surgery to minimize discomfort?

Consult surgeon: You must be cautious to minimize disruption of the delicate grafts placed. Although a variety of medications such as steroids may be prescribed to dimishe swelling and promote hair growth (propecia, rogaine), discuss this with your physcian. ...Read more

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Had chemotherapy and testicle removal in 2007 .Regain my hair but they are very less in number .Should I have a hair transplant surgery ?.How safe ?

Had chemotherapy and testicle removal in 2007 .Regain my hair but they are very less in number .Should I have a hair transplant surgery ?.How safe ?

Surgery should be sa: For all practical purposes your health is good for any surgery. Just get a routine check up to make sure that your health is otherwise fit for surgery. Testicular cancer is cured by now yet you should get a chest x-ray and blood work up to get a clearance for surgery. Of course you need to know that hair transplant surgery for baldness is still some what controversial in terms of its cost effectiv. ...Read more

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Can hair transplant surgery restore a full head of hair to someone who is completely bald , ?

No.: There need to be healthy hair grafts (usually at the back of the head) to transplant. A completely bald person has no such source. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more