Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Specialists – Drs. Mayer and Fleming
Hair Replacement Procedures
There are two basic techniques of hair replacement surgery Flaps and Transplants. With these procedures patients do not actually gain hair. It is merely redistributed from one part of the scalp to another. The ultimate goal of hair replacement surgery is to permanently eliminate the baldness, and to evenly distribute the existing hair over the entire scalp. Scalp reductions and tissue expansion are two other techniques used to complement and improve the results achieved with Flaps and Grafts. These two procedures are discussed in subsequent sections.
At present, your own scalp hair is the only suitable donor source. We know that the hair on the sides and back of your head is genetically programmed to grow throughout your life. The only exception is a few patients with dermatologic diseases. It is very important to determine the ultimate relationship between your donor and recipient area. Hair replacement surgery is a very basic question of supply-and-demand. The hair on the side and back of the head is the source of transferable tissue for Flaps and Hair Grafts. This hair will continue to grow forever, even after it has been moved to another part of the scalp.
If you are considering hair restoration in Beverly Hills and would like an educational DVD or our book, Everyman’s Guide to Hair Replacement, on the Hair Replacement procedures our doctors perform, please let us know via the form on our Contact page, making sure to include your full name and address in the message field.