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Hair Anatomy

Hair is much more complicated than it appears. It helps transmit sensory information and creates gender identity. Hair is important to the appearance of men and women. There is hair on all the major visible surfaces of the body but the hair on the head is the most likely to be lost. Structure of the

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Publications and Resources

We have provided the following bibliography of medical resources to improve your research on the causes and treatment of hair loss. Bibliography Barrera, A. (2002) Hair Transplantation – The Art of Micrografting and Minigrafting, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. Cash, T.F. and Prusinksy, T. (2002) Body Image, a Handbook of Theory, Research and Clinical Practice, The

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Medical Treatment

On what parts of the scalp do Medical treatments for hair loss like Minoxidil actually work? There is no permanent cure for male pattern baldness at this time. Medical treatments work best by retarding or preventing future hair loss. There are no known medications that can significantly regrow hair once it has been lost. Although

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Hair Loss in Women

Do you do hair transplantation on women? Yes, we do. Hair transplantation is suitable for treating female patients with female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) or hair loss due to scarring. What causes hair loss in women? Many women suffer from hair loss. The causes are more complex that those in men. Female hair loss

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What type of hair “falls out”? The medical term for “shock fall out” is “effluvium” which literally means shedding. It is usually the miniaturized hair i.e. the hair that is at the end of its lifespan due to genetic balding that is most likely to be shed. Less likely is that, some healthy hair will

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Complications / Risks

What are the risks of hair transplant surgery? Hair transplantation is an extremely safe out-patient procedure that is normally without significant risks or complications. However, as is the case in any surgery, there are risks, and these are always presented and discussed in detail at your personal consultation with our qualified surgeon. What are the

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Work / Exercise

How soon after the procedure will I be able to resume work? Depending on the type of procedure you have done and type of work you do, it is often possible to go back to work within one or two days. Is it a good idea to keep the scalp covered by a hat or

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The Procedure

What am I doing while my treatment is taking place? You may watch TV, listen to music or engage in conversation. Each treatment room is equipped with a TV, DVD, MP3 and CD Player. How many grafts are placed at each session? During your consultation the total number of follicular unit grafts necessary will be

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Follicular Units

What are follicular units and why are they so important? Hair grows out in groups of 1 to 4 hairs, with hairless skin between these units. Follicular unit transplanting consists of using stereomicroscopes to carefully remove these units intact from the skin to transplant to the balding areas. The hairless skin between the follicles is

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General Questions

Can you predict hair loss? Not precisely. The best guide is comparison with an older male relative, e.g. father or maternal grandfather. However, the gene for baldness may skip generations and/or individuals in the same family. What are the reasons for male pattern balding? The tendency towards male pattern balding is genetic and can be

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