Hair Transplants And Repair

Written by Carolyn Larson
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It's hard to find someone who isn't to some extent concerned with their appearance. Because we're so sensitive about how we look, injuries to the face and the head can be particularly traumatic--even if they are not life-threatening. Many people think that cosmetic surgery is only for the vain, but in fact it is a real necessity for those who have been disfigured as a result of an accident or illness.

Repairing Damaged Scalps and Hair

Hair transplant technology has advanced quite a bit over the last few decades as more and more men have sought a solution to their receding hairlines. The benefit of this for the medical field has been that doctors are now better than ever at repairing damaged scalps and restoring them to a natural-looking state. If you have scars or missing hair on your scalp that you want to have fixed, there are now plenty of hair transplant specialists who can help you.

Hair transplant surgery basically allows you to move active (growing) hair follicles from one region of the head to another. If, for instance, you have a large visible scar on your scalp that is no longer growing hair, you can have follicles transplanted from the back of your head that will fill in this blank spot. This type of procedure is very safe and is becoming increasingly popular for people who thought they could never get their hair back.

Since hair transplant surgery means moving hair from one region to another (effectively not growing any new hair) you may be wondering if you're just going to be creating a new bald spot. What the doctors actually do, however, is selectively remove follicles so that the area they're taking from doesn't appear much different at all. This works very well on the back of the head, where hair grows down and covers up the thinned out areas below.

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