Hair Transplant Surgery

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Hair transplant surgery is an attractive option for many men faced with male pattern baldness, which affects more than half the men in the United States over the age of 50. There are several medicinal options to stimulate hair growth but these treatments don’t always produce the desired results, side effects can be unpleasant, and the revitalized hair growth lasts only as long as the patient is taking the medicine.

Men most often lose hair on the top of their heads and along the forehead. Hair on the sides and in the back of their heads usually remains vigorously growing throughout the man’s life. The hair growing abundantly is genetically programmed to do so and retains that genetic programming even if it is moved to another spot on the head.

Hair transplant surgery “borrows” some of that vigorously growing hair from the sides and the back of the head and transplants it onto the top of the head where the hairline has receded or is thinning.

One very natural-looking type of hair transplant surgery is known as follicular unit transplantation. Strands of hair naturally emerge from the hair follicle in groups of one to four strands per follicle. These follicular units can be plucked from the donor areas and grafted in natural-looking patterns in the transplant area, where it will continue to grow for a lifetime.

In other versions of hair transplant surgery, larger plugs of scalp are taken from the donor areas and are grafted as needed. This method of transplant can be highly successful but the final effect isn’t as natural looking as is the follicular unit transplant.

Still another option for hair transplant surgery is called a scalp reduction. In this procedure, the part of the scalp that has become bald is surgically removed. The skin sporting healthy hair growth from around the excision is then pulled together and sutured closed. Once the surgical wound has healed, hair can be styled to hide any remaining scars.

Med-Help is for informational purposes and should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment recommendations.

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