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Hair Transplant Surgery to Fill a Small Bald Spot in the Crown?

1/11/2010 4:16:11 PM

Question:

I have a spot on the rear top of my head a little larger than a silver dollar that is balding. What would be the "estimated" cost of a hair transplant for this area? 

Answer:

Assuming your hair loss is genetic, the most common type of baldness, a miniature bald spot in the crown isn’t enough to consider hair transplant surgery. Male pattern baldness is progressive and transplanting hair in the crown may leave you with an unnatural looking halo of baldness around a tuft of transplanted hair.

In my opinion, first consult a dermatologist to determine if your hair loss is genetic. If it is, I strongly recommend considering proven medical treatments like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) before pontificating hair transplant surgery.

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