Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair transplant surgery involves moving scalp hair and Reference hair follicles Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window from an area with a lot of hair to an area with thinning hair or baldness. This technique can produce a natural look on the forehead, and a natural, dense look on the top of the head.
The follicles and hair are removed from one part of the head with either a tubelike instrument called a punch graft or with a scalpel. The hair strands are then transplanted into tiny holes or slits in bald areas of the scalp.
In most cases, you will need several surgeries to achieve the coverage you want.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 29, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine