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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Aug;16(3):289-97, v. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2008.04.002.

Hair restoration.

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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 924 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 515, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA.


The impact of male hair loss as a personal and social marker of aging is tremendous and its persistence as a human concern throughout recorded history places it in the forefront of male concern about the physical signs of aging. Restoration of the frontal hairline has the visual effect of re-establishing facial symmetry and turning back time. Follicular unit transplantation has revolutionized hair restoration, with its focus on redistributing large numbers of genetically stable hair to balding scalp in a natural distribution. Follicular unit hair restoration surgery is a powerful tool for the facial plastic surgeon in male aesthetic facial rejuvenation because it offers high-impact, natural-appearing results with minimal downtime and risk for adverse outcome.

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