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Can Men with Thinning Hair Get a Hair Transplant - or is it only for Bald Men?

6/27/2009 11:40:58 PM

Question:

Is hair grafting appropriate for hair that's thin on top, or only for complete baldness?

Answer:

Many hair loss sufferers with thinning hair have undergone successful hair transplant procedures to add more density to their existing hair. Note that when anytime hair is transplanted in between or around existing hair, there is a possibility of temporary telogen effluvium or "shock loss" (a temporary loss of existing hair due to a "stressor", in this case, surgery). In most cases, this hair will return unless its transected during surgery (rare in the hands of an experienced surgeon using today's state of the art techniques) or the hair was on its way out anyway due to male pattern baldness.

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