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What is hair grafting for hair replacement?

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Hair grafting -- also called a hair transplant -- is an outpatient hair replacement procedure performed in the dermatological surgeon's office. Micro grafts contain only one to two hairs per graft, while slit grafts contain between four and ten, and punch grafts hold 10-15 hairs. Also available are mini-grafts (containing two to four hairs) and strip grafts (long thin grafts containing 30 to 40 hairs). Local anesthetic is injected into the scalp and sedation is available if needed for relaxation and comfort.

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Hair Loss Treatment."

emedicinehealth.com: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hair loss: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hair Loss Got You Down? Platelet-Rich Plasma May Regrow It."

Khatu S.  April-June 2014. ,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: "Hair Loss Treatment."

emedicinehealth.com: "Hair Loss."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hair loss: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hair Loss Got You Down? Platelet-Rich Plasma May Regrow It."

Khatu S.  April-June 2014. ,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

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