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  1. Understanding Surgical Hair Restoration

    How surgical hair restoration works: where donor hair comes from, how hair type and skin color play a role, and other factors.

  2. Hair Loss: Tips for Buying a Hairpiece

    What to look for, what to avoid when buying a hairpiece.

  3. Hair Loss and Oral Contraceptives

    Many forms of contraception, including the pill, hormone injections, and implants, may trigger hair loss.

  4. Scarring Alopecia

    Scarring alopecia affects both men and women, and it can cause irreversible damage of the hair follicles, replacing them with scar tissue. This article describes its definition and treatments.

  5. Women's Hair Loss: Diagnosis

    A number of tests can determine the extent of a woman's hair loss. The Savin Scale is another useful tool that shows types and patterns of hair loss.

  6. History of Surgical Hair Restoration

    Modern hair restoration procedures date from Japan in the 1930s. Learn more about hair restoration history in this article.

  7. Hair Loss: Infectious Agents

    Infectious agents and infection-related conditions can also be behind hair loss, including ringworm and folliculitis.

  8. Surgical Hair Restoration: What to Look for in a Surgeon

    Looking for a reputable hair restoration surgeon? Here are questions to ask, considerations to keep in mind, and the type of surgeon or clinic to seek.

  9. Hair Loss: Hairpiece Basics

    This article covers the basics of hairpieces: materials used, how they are attached, options available.

  10. Hair Loss: Procedures to Avoid

    Some hair restoration techniques ¿ such as flaps, line grafts, and scalp reductions ¿ are out-of-date and even risky.

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