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Scalp, Hair and Nails

Picture of Hair Transplant

Picture of Hair Transplant

Surgical approaches include various versions of hair transplantation (taking hair from the back and putting it near the front) or scalp reduction (cutting away bald areas and stitching the rest together). Transplant procedures have improved greatly in recent years. They can produce much more attractive and natural-looking results than older methods that sometimes left a "checkerboard" look. Many transplant patients now take Propecia to keep what they've transplanted. When considering a hair transplant, check the surgeon's credentials and experience carefully.

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Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on May 4, 2010

Image Source: Image reprinted with permission from eMedicine.com, 2010.

Text: MedicineNet - Hair Loss in Men and Women