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Hair Transplant Facts

Medical Name:
Hair Transplant – Restoration
Common Name:
Hair Transplant
Estimated Cost:
Variable
Type of Anesthesia:
Topical/Local
Length of Procedure: Variable
Down Time: None
Recovery Time: None
Discomfort Level: Mild Pain
Procedure Location: Office, Clinic
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What is Hair Transplant?

Hair loss occurs in a large population of the male society. This condition is caused primarily by a combination of aging, a change in hormones, and a family history of baldness. Burns or trauma can also cause hair loss. Women have also been known to suffer from hair loss, which is usually caused by aging, illness, or hormonal changes after menopause. There have been many options to restore a full head of hair. One of these options is hair transplant surgery.

Hair transplant surgery is a procedure where hair-bearing grafts and flaps are taken from the head and relocated to bald or thinning areas. Healthy hair growth at the back and sides of the head typically serve as these donor areas. There are various techniques used during hair transplant surgery, these include punch grafts, mini-grafts, micro-grafts, slit grafts, strip grafts, flaps, tissue-expansion and scalp-reduction. Several sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results. Also the final results of your hair transplant may not be evident for months, possibly a year after undergoing the first surgical treatment.

To answer some of the more frequently asked questions about hair transplant surgery, CosmeticSurgery.com has provided the Essential Facts listed on this page. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, we also provide more information in our Research section. However the information provided should be not be used as actually medical advice. That is why we recommend for a more detailed understanding of the hair transplant procedure, please consult with a cosmetic surgeon.

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