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Scalp, Hair and Nails

Picture of Hair Transplant

Picture of Hair Transplant

Several surgical techniques are available to improve the appearance of the hair. Hair transplantation involves removing hair from the back of the head and transplanting it into areas in the front of the scalp. Scalp reduction is another procedure that can make hair appear fuller. The surgery involves removing hairless parts of the scalp and stitching the remaining scalp areas back together. The results of modern day hair transplant procedures are much more natural looking than the results of procedures years ago. Patients who undergo hair transplantation often take finasteride (Propecia) to preserve the hair that is transplanted. Before undergoing hair transplantation surgery, check the background, experience, and credentials of the physician.

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Text Reference: American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Surgical Hair Transplants”