229 results match your criteria Hair Graft Transplantation for Baldness

Bioprinting of hair follicle germs for hair regenerative medicine.

Acta Biomater 2022 Jun 16. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University, 79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 240-8501, Japan; Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, 3-2-1 Sakado Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 213-0012, Japan. Electronic address:

Hair regenerative medicine is a promising approach to treat hair loss. The replication of in vivo tissue configurations and microenvironments, such as hair follicle germs, has been studied to prepare tissue grafts for hair regenerative medicine. However, such approaches should be scalable, because a single patient with alopecia requires thousands of tissue grafts. Read More

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Chronologic improvement in hair yield with follicular unit excision with changes in punch devices: A 10-year experience of a single center.

Dermatol Ther 2022 04 8;35(4):e15340. Epub 2022 Feb 8.

Bartın State Hospital, Bartın, Turkey.

Follicular unit excision (FUE), which is a newer hair transplant procedure was thought to be only usable in limited areas at the beginning. However, it is the most preferred technique these days. It is known transection rates have decreased with punch technology (and experience) over the years. Read More

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Is Every Patient of Hair Loss a Candidate for Hair Transplant?-Deciding Surgical Candidacy in Pattern Hair Loss.

Robert H True

Indian J Plast Surg 2021 Oct 20;54(4):435-440. Epub 2021 Dec 20.

International Society Hair Restoration Surgery, Hair Restoration Surgery, True and Dorin Medical Group, New York, New York, United States.

Patterned hair loss which includes both male pattern hair loss (MPHL) or androgenic alopecia (AGA) and female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common indication for hair transplant surgery. However, not all such patients are candidates for hair transplants. There are eight conditions that cause patients to not be appropriate candidates. Read More

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October 2021

BEARD-A Potential Donor Site in Grade 6 and Grade 7 Alopecia: A Case Series.

J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2021 Dec 10;20(4):545-550. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Clinique, Navi Mumbai, India.

Background: Autologous hair transplantation has been the convention in cases of androgenic alopecia. Routinely, the occipital area serves as an ideal donor site. The advent of follicular unit extraction (FUE) has made body and beard hair harvest a possibility. Read More

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December 2021

Effect of De-epithelialization on Graft Survival Rate After Follicular Unit Extraction.

Dermatol Surg 2021 08;47(8):1083-1086

All authors are affiliated with the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: To achieve a natural postoperative appearance, hair grafts are often de-epithelialized from the epidermis during follicular unit extraction (FUE). However, the effect of de-epithelialization on the survival rate of transplanted hair follicles (HFs) has not been investigated.

Objective: To investigate the effect of de-epithelialization on the survival rate of transplanted HFs. Read More

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Ergonomics in follicular unit excision surgery.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 May 11;21(5):2146-2152. Epub 2021 Aug 11.

V design Hair by Dana International, Vibhavadi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Concentration and physical strength are essential for the long duration of hair transplant surgery. Because both the patient and the doctor must maintain certain postures for long periods, the importance of ergonomics cannot be understated.

Aims: To review the devices, instruments, and techniques developed for ergonomic follicular unit excision surgery, to present our experience with various ergonomic modifications, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the related devices, novel concepts, and methods. Read More

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Commentary on: Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia After Combined Non-Ablative Fractional Laser and Microfat Graft Treatment.

Jack Fisher

Aesthet Surg J 2021 10;41(11):NP1391-NP1393

Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.

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October 2021

Long-Term Utility of Follicular Unit Excision in Lichen Planopilaris-Correlation of Graft Survival With Histopathological and Ultrasound Biomicroscopic Parameters.

Dermatol Surg 2021 09;47(9):1243-1248

UBM Institute, Dadar, Mumbai, India.

Background: Hair transplantation in scarring alopecia is challenging and transplant surgeons are hesitant due to fear of poor graft survival apart from the risk of reactivating the disease.

Objective: Survival rate of hair follicles transplanted in cases of lichen planopilaris (LPP). To correlate histopathological and ultrasonography findings and their impact on graft survival. Read More

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September 2021

Early recognition of chronic rejection in a face allotransplant patient with alopecia.

J Cutan Pathol 2021 Oct 16;48(10):1286-1297. Epub 2021 Jun 16.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

The features of chronic rejection (CR) in full-face vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) are not well-known. Herein, we report a full-face transplant patient that experienced two episodes of acute rejection (AR) and three episodes of AR/CR over the course of 6-years. The patient noticed a small, round patch of hair loss in his beard 9 months after the second AR episode, which occurred 21 months post-transplantation. Read More

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October 2021

Understanding Causes of Hair Loss in Women.

Dermatol Clin 2021 Jul 15;39(3):371-374. Epub 2021 May 15.

Department of Dermatology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1305 York Ave 9th Floor, New York, NY 10021, USA; Sadick Dermatology, 911 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10075, USA.

Hair loss affects millions of people worldwide and can have devastating effects on an individual's psychoemotional well-being. Today hair restoration technologies through hair transplantation have advanced with the use of robots and follicular unit extraction and grafting that it is possible to offer to patient's excellent clinical results. Adjuvant modalities such as platelet-rich plasma injections, lasers, and stem cells can further enhance the durability, health, and appearance of hair transplants. Read More

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Long hair follicular unit excision: personal experience.

Int J Dermatol 2021 Oct 24;60(10):1288-1295. Epub 2021 May 24.

Dana Taipei Hair Transplantation Clinic, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

Background: Long hair follicular unit excision (FUE) is the most state-of-the-art surgical technique in the field of hair transplantation surgery. Long hair FUE reduces the signs of surgery by camouflaging the recipient area with long hair, and allows hair curl identification when placing grafts. In addition, donor area shaving can be omitted. Read More

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October 2021

Hair Transplantation in Burn Scar Alopecia After Combined Non-Ablative Fractional Laser and Microfat Graft Treatment.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 10;41(11):NP1382-NP1390

ONEP Plastic Surgery Science Institute, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Burn scar and alopecia on hair-bearing areas can severely affect the social life of patients. Unlike healthy skin, poor biological and mechanical properties of scar tissue in the recipient area can reduce the survival rate of hair graft following hair transplantation.

Objectives: The authors sought to determine if combined non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL) and microfat injection could improve the survival rate of hair grafts on post burn scar. Read More

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October 2021

CME article Part II. Hair transplantation: Surgical technique.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 10 27;85(4):818-829. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Weill Cornell Medical School, Private Practice, New York, New York.

The second part of this hair transplantation review concentrates on the technical aspects of the surgery. First, we review the 2 main local anesthetics used in hair transplantation, lidocaine and bupivacaine, how to achieve long-lasting local anesthesia, and what techniques can be used to minimize the pain associated with anesthetic infiltrations. Second, we review the 2 donor harvesting techniques currently used: strip harvesting follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit excision. Read More

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October 2021

Treatment of scarring alopecia from trauma and surgical procedures in young patients using follicular unit hair transplantation.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 May 18;38(3):721-723. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki City, Japan.

Introduction: Hair loss due to scarring as a consequence of surgical procedures and trauma can impact young patients socially and emotionally. Recently follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplantation has been applied to scar treatment.

Patients And Methods: This report included four patients with scarring alopecia. Read More

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Preview long hair follicular unit excision: An up-and-coming technique.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2021 Nov 9;20(11):3422-3426. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Mediprobe Research Inc, London, ON, Canada.

Background: Follicular unit excision (FUE) is a popular hair transplant technique, but requires shaving the donor area. This is a deterrent for some patients wishing to keep their hair transplant discreet. The new long hair FUE technique avoids shaving the donor area, which appeals to a wider patient population; however, it has a reputation of being technically challenging and slow. Read More

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November 2021

The assessment of Hair Transplantation Outcomes in Cicatricial Alopecia.

Int J Trichology 2020 Jul-Aug;12(4):164-167. Epub 2020 Sep 19.

Department of Dermatosurgery, CUTIS Academy of Cutaneous Sciences, MRCR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Background: Cicatricial alopecia (CA) is scarring alopecia due to a diverse group of disorders which destroy the hair follicle, replace it with scar tissue causing permanent hair loss. Spontaneous regrowth of hair in CA is rarely seen and thus it has a negative impact on the self-esteem of the patient. However, hair transplantation (HT) has emerged as an effective modality of treatment to replace lost hair for cosmetic benefit. Read More

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September 2020

Extensive Scarring Alopecia Treated Through a Single Dense-Packing Follicular Unit Extraction Megasession.

Dermatol Surg 2021 01;47(1):e15-e20

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.

Background: Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is becoming more popular in hair restoration. However, its potential for treating extensive scarring alopecia is unknown.

Methods: Patients with scarring alopecia larger than 100 cm2 were enrolled from 2015 to 2018. Read More

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January 2021

Autologous Micrografts from Scalp Tissue: Trichoscopic and Long-Term Clinical Evaluation in Male and Female Androgenetic Alopecia.

Biomed Res Int 2020 27;2020:7397162. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Institute of Dermatology, F. Policlinico Gemelli IRCSS, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, 00168 Rome, Italy.

Tissue engineering in hair regrowth aims to develop innovative and not-invasive procedures to advance the hair regrowth. A placebo-controlled, randomized, evaluator-blinded, half-head group study to compare hair regrowth with micrografts containing human hair follicle mesenchymal stem cells (HF-MSCs) vs. placebo was reported. Read More

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November 2020

Contemporary Management of Alopecia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for Surgeons.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2020 02 30;44(1):97-113. Epub 2019 Oct 30.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck Hospital of USC, University of Southern California, 1510 San Pablo Street, Suite 415, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA.

Background: The decision of surgical approach for hair restoration often involves evaluation of the type of alopecia; however, the impact of surgical hair restoration from existing techniques in specific population subsets has not been comprehensively investigated.

Objectives: The authors sought to systematically review the literature on micrografts, minigrafts, mini-micrografts, tissue grafts, tissue flaps and expanders, as well as evaluate graft survival and satisfaction within specific populations in a meta-analysis.

Methods: PubMed and Scopus literature searches between 1980 and 2018 yielded 57 articles for systematic review and 34 articles for meta-analysis. Read More

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February 2020

Eyebrow Hair Transplantation in Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: Pitfalls of Short- and Long-Term Results.

Dermatol Surg 2020 07;46(7):922-925

Mediteknia Dermatology and Hair Transplant Clinic, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Background: Eyebrow hair loss is usually a primary feature of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), which causes significant distress to patients and consequently seek medical help. Eyebrow hair transplantation is a well-accepted and aesthetically successful treatment, but there is a lack of information about the short- and long-term results in this subset of patients.

Objective: To report the short- and long-term eyebrow hair transplantation results in patients with FFA. Read More

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Follicular Unit "Exploitation": Follicular Unit Extraction Followed by Laser Hair Reduction-A Novel Approach to Repigmentation of Postburn Leukodermic Scars.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2019 Jul-Sep;12(3):179-182

MedLinks, New Delhi, India.

Correction of depigmentation of postburn leukodermic scars is daunting. In contrast to vitiligo, the success rate of skin grafting techniques is much lower in postburn scars owing to altered skin architecture and poor graft uptake. Cellular transfer techniques such as noncultured epidermal or epidermal or keratinocyte suspension suffer the limitations of modest efficacy and high procedural cost. Read More

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October 2019

Clinical experience on follicular unit extraction megasession for severe androgenetic alopecia.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Jun 17;19(6):1481-1486. Epub 2019 Sep 17.

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Severe androgenetic alopecia has significant impact on patients' self-image and emotional health. As the most advanced way to achieve the growth of a full head of hair in shortest period of time, the megasession hair transplant procedure is a promising treatment for severe androgenetic alopecia.

Aims: To introduce the procedure and technical details of follicular unit extraction megasession and to evaluate the surgery outcome. Read More

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Histologic and clinical cross-sectional study of chronic hair loss in patients with cutaneous chronic graft-versus-host disease.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2019 Nov 24;81(5):1134-1141. Epub 2019 Aug 24.

Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

Background: While scalp alopecia represents a distinctive feature of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), little is known about the clinical and histologic presentation of hair loss.

Objectives: We sought to classify the clinical presentations and histologic findings of chronic hair loss in patients with cutaneous cGVHD.

Methods: A prospective cohort of 17 adult hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients with cutaneous cGVHD was enrolled. Read More

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November 2019

Scalp Avulsion Injuries and Replantation: Is Deep Temporal Artery an Alternate Option?

Ann Plast Surg 2020 02;84(2):178-182

From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Scalp avulsion injuries are usually attributed to entrapment of long hair or clothing in agricultural or industrial machinery or traffic accidents. Though rare, these injuries may be dangerous, and resulting cosmetic defect and alopecia lead to social stigma and poor self-esteem. Early intervention in the form of microvascular repair and replantation prevent morbidity and improve outcome. Read More

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February 2020

2-deoxy D-glucose treatment does not elicit a hair growth response in alopecia areata.

Exp Dermatol 2019 09 19;28(9):1091-1093. Epub 2019 Aug 19.

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.

2-deoxy D-glucose (2DG) was tested for efficacy in treating alopecia areata using the C3H/HeJ skin graft model. 2DG has proven to be efficacious in treatment of various mouse models of autoimmunity with minimal serious side effects noted. This agent has been shown to normalize abnormally activated T-cell populations while also preventing cell surface expression of NKG2D; key factors defining alopecia areata disease progression. Read More

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September 2019

Viremia and viruria of trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus before the development of clinical disease in a kidney transplant recipient.

Transpl Infect Dis 2019 Aug 6;21(4):e13133. Epub 2019 Jul 6.

Divisão de Clínica Urológica, Faculdade de Medicina, Serviço de Transplante Renal, Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Trichodysplasia spinulosa (TS) is a rare disease associated with immunosuppression and induced by a polyomavirus denominated Tricodisplasia Polyomavirus (TSPyV). We report a case of TS 6 months after kidney transplantation in a 65 years-old woman under immunosuppression therapy with prednisone, mycophenolate and tacrolimus. The patient developed follicular papules on the face with a thickening of the skin and alopecia of the eyebrows, leading to distortion of the face and a leonine appearance characteristic of the disease. Read More

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Treatment of Postsurgical Scalp Scar Deformity Using Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation.

Biomed Res Int 2019 13;2019:3423657. Epub 2019 May 13.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Although stable cicatricial alopecia (SCA) secondary to surgical events of the scalp can affect patients' psychosocial status, hair transplantation onto postsurgical scar tissue on the scalp is challenging because of tissue stiffness and poor blood circulation.

Objective: In contrast to traditional surgical treatments, such as excision, local flap, and tissue expansion, follicular unit (FU) hair transplantation offers aesthetically pleasing results in the treatment of postsurgically induced SCA.

Materials And Methods: This study included 15 patients with SCA of the scalp due to postsurgical scarring. Read More

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December 2019