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What is a hair transplant?

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It's a type of surgery that moves hair you already have to fill an area with thin or no hair. Doctors have been doing these transplants in the U.S. since the 1950s, but techniques have changed a lot in recent years.

From: Hair Transplants: What to Expect WebMD Medical Reference

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Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Treating Female Pattern Hair Loss."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Hair Transplant."

Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Washington: "Hair Transplantation."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 07, 2017

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SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Treating Female Pattern Hair Loss."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Hair Transplant."

Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Washington: "Hair Transplantation."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 07, 2017

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