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are removed from the back and sides of the head
which are not affect by the DHT
follicles are extracted out of the surrounding skin
follicles are then reinserted into the balding areas
of the scalp
extremely bald men still have a ring of hair around
the back and sides of their heads. This hair is not
lost during the balding process because the follicles
themselves are not affected by DHT, the hormone that
causes the follicles in the front and top of the head
to shrink in size and stop growing hair.
hair transplantation surgery a piece of this skin containing
these follicles is removed from the back and sides of
the head. The follicles are then extracted from the
surrounding tissue and then are reinserted into the
balding areas of the scalp.
the follicles themselves are not affected by the hormone
DHT, they continue to grow hair even after they have
been moved from the back of the head to the front of
most cases doctors will concentrate the placement of
the hairs to the front and top of the heads at the expense
of the crown because this frames the face and give the
best aesthetic result.
patients use a drug like Propecia after having a transplant,
they will continue to see an increase in hair loss from
the non-transplanted hairs that were growing there before
the transplant. In this case additional transplant procedures
may be performed to increase the density. Due to the
limited amount of skin that can be removed at one time,
2,500 grafts is usually the most that can be done at
it is impossible to have the same density that existed
before the hair loss, with careful placement of the
follicles by the doctor, the illusion of a full head
of hair can be created.