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Hair Transplantation Controversies

Avram, Marc R. MD*,†; Finney, Robert MD; Rogers, Nicole MD§,‖

doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001316
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BACKGROUND Hair transplant surgery creates consistently natural appearing transplanted hair for men. It is increasingly popular procedure to restore natural growing hair for men with hair loss.

OBJECTIVE To review some current controversies in hair transplant surgery.

MATERIALS AND METHODS Review of the English PubMed literature and specialty literature in hair transplant surgery.

RESULTS Some of the controversies in hair transplant surgery include appropriate donor harvesting technique including elliptical donor harvesting versus follicular unit extraction whether manual versus robotic, the role of platelet-rich plasma and low-level light surgery in hair transplant surgery.

CONCLUSION Hair transplant surgery creates consistently natural appearing hair. As with all techniques, there are controversies regarding the optimal method for performing the procedure. Some of the current controversies in hair transplant surgery include optimal donor harvesting techniques, elliptical donor harvesting versus follicular unit extraction, the role of low-level light therapy and the platelet-rich plasma therapy in the procedure. Future studies will further clarify their role in the procedure.

*Private Practice, Dermatology, New York, New York;

Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York;

Heights Dermatology, Brooklyn, New York;

§Tulane Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana;

Private Practice, Old Metairie Dermatology, Metairie, Louisiana

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Marc R. Avram, MD, Private Practice, Dermatology, 905 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021, or e-mail: mavram@dravram.com

The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.

M.R. Avram is an unpaid consultant for Restoration Probotics.

© 2017 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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