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Hair Loss (cont.)

Hair Loss Surgery

  • Hair transplant: A doctor takes plugs of hair from areas on your scalp where hair is thick and puts them on areas where your hair is thin.
  • This procedure, if performed by an expert, can produce a natural-appearing hairline but hair plugs placed by the neophyte can have a bothersome checkerboard appearance.
  • Follicular transplants, which move individual hairs units from one place to another, are replacing hair-plug transplants.
  • Scalp rotation: A doctor moves a piece of your scalp that has good hair growth to an area of poor growth. The procedure is effective in children, but adults do not respond well to this type of treatment.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/20/2014
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