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There are three major factors which determine one's susceptibility to hair thinning and eventual loss.  The first is hormonal in nature, in that a compound known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is derived from testosterone, forces hair shafts to become thin, short and ultimately to be lost.  Secondly, we all know that balding tends to run in families and therefore has a genetic component.  Genetics actually determines a hair follicle's sensitivity to DHT, as well as the amount of DHT circulating in the bloodstream.  The third major factor contributing to one's risk for balding is age.  As a general rule, by age 30 approximately 30% of men have significant hair loss, by age 40 this increases to 40% and so on until about age 70, when most men's balding has been fully realized.

In hair transplantation, thin strips of hair are harvested from the back of the scalp in what is termed the "donor dominant" area.  This hair is utilized because it is known to be genetically programmed to remain with the patient for his or her lifetime.  This hair, when transplanted, will grow again in its new location in the same manner as it did before surgery.

The strips of harvested hair are then dissected into either min-grafts containing anywhere from 3 to 5 hair follicles each or micro-grafts with 1 or 2 hair follicles each.  Mini-grafts are then transplanted into areas of bald scalp where most of the bulk is needed, while micro-grafts are placed into regions where a softer look to the hair will prove most beneficial, such as the anterior hair-line.

This combination of strategically located, small-sized hair grafts allows for the most natural result, avoiding the "pluggy" look of older techniques.  Additionally, the thin, single posterior donor area scar which results even after several grafting sessions is immediately covered by existing hair, so no scars are visible.  Multiple scars in the posterior scalp do not occur with this technique. 

Hair replacement surgery has been refined over the last several years to such an extent that natural-looking results are now possible for most everyone.  Complimentary consultations are available and can be scheduled at a time convenient for you.  Your new look may be but a phone call away.

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