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What is the best kind of hair transplant surgery?

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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hair Microsurgery

The latest hair transplant techniques look very natural because they use small clusters of 1, 2, or 3 follicles rather then plugs of 10-15 hairs (old fashioned technique).
We use a microsurgical technique to ensure that each graft is cut appropriately and implanted in the best possible way to give the hair a natural appearance.

In brief: Hair Microsurgery

The latest hair transplant techniques look very natural because they use small clusters of 1, 2, or 3 follicles rather then plugs of 10-15 hairs (old fashioned technique).
We use a microsurgical technique to ensure that each graft is cut appropriately and implanted in the best possible way to give the hair a natural appearance.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Follicular unit hair transplantation is a must for natural results.
The hair can be obtained from a strip excision or from single extraction (one follicle at a time). The former leaves a thin long scar on the back of the head which is easily hidden if you wear your hair at least an inch long. Fue does not leave any scars.

In brief: It depends

Follicular unit hair transplantation is a must for natural results.
The hair can be obtained from a strip excision or from single extraction (one follicle at a time). The former leaves a thin long scar on the back of the head which is easily hidden if you wear your hair at least an inch long. Fue does not leave any scars.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Follicular unit graf

Use of single or small group grafts provides the most natural appearance and successful results.

In brief: Follicular unit graf

Use of single or small group grafts provides the most natural appearance and successful results.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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