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Hair Replacement Surgery

Hair Replacement Surgery

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss is believed to be primarily caused by a combination of the following:

What is hair replacement surgery?

The interest in hair replacement has significantly increased over the past 10 years. Approximately two out of every three men suffer from hair loss by the time they are 60 years old. Women may also suffer from hair loss. For men, the main cause of a diminishing hairline is heredity. Hormonal changes such as menopause can cause both thinning and hair loss in women.

There are a number of hair replacement techniques that are available, although hair replacement surgery cannot help those who suffer from total baldness. Candidates for hair replacement must have a healthy growth of hair at the back and sides of the head. The hair on the back and sides of the head will serve as hair donor areas where grafts and flaps will be taken.

There are four primary different types of hair replacement methods, including the following:

Possible complications associated with hair transplantation procedures:

Possible complications associated with hair transplantation procedures may include, but are not limited to, the following:

About the procedure:

Although each procedure varies, generally, hair replacement surgeries follow this process:

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