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Where Does the Donor Hair for Hair Transplants Come From?

10/7/2011 5:24:11 AM

Question:

How do hair transplants work?  Where do they take the hair from?  Are the physicians certified?  How do I know?

Answer:

There is quite a lot to know about hair transplantation. I would be happy to provide you with a brief explanation and some valuable resources to help you begin your research. Be sure to explore all the links ifor more information.

Hair follicles for transplantation are harvested from the “permanent” zone at the rear and sides of the head. In most individuals, this hair is genetically resistant to the effects of DHT (the hormone responsible for genetic hair loss).

Currently hair transplant surgery or surgical hair restoration has no approved medical specialty board sanctioned by The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). However, the Hair Transplant Network maintains a list of prescreened quality hair restoration physicians worldwide. To learn about our criteria for recommending physicians, click here.

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David (TakingThePlunge) Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

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