All four of the surgical treatments for hair loss move active, hair producing follicles from one site on the scalp to another. Moving hair from an area where hair is more plentiful and less likely to be lost to areas where hair is thinning or missing. While all of these surgical treatments have shown proven success, achieving natural-appearing results has made Transplantation the most widely used surgical procedure for diminishing the appearance (or is the treatment of the condition of hair loss) of hair loss.
The four surgical treatments for hair loss are:
Gone are the days of the "plugs." Hair transplantation today achieves a natural look and is made possible by better understanding of the scalp and hair biology, refined surgical techniques and ever-improving surgical instruments.
Scalp (Alopecia) reduction surgically removes bald scalp skin in areas of hair loss and pulls adjoining hair-bearing scalp skin together to eliminate the bald spot.
Scalp expansion is a modification of alopecia reduction. A balloon-type device is placed under the scalp and slowly inflated and expanded over a period of several weeks to create a "dome" or "bubble" of stretched scalp skin. A series of surgical procedures reduces the area of hair loss by alopecia reduction surgery, removes the scalp expansion device, and completes closure of hair-bearing scalp to achieve complete alopecia reduction.
Scalp Flap Transfer
Flap procedures are used in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In the treatment of hair loss, a flap of hair-bearing scalp tissue is surgically raised from underlying tissue and transferred to a prepared scalp site with hair loss.
Surgical Treatments for Hair Loss