Hair restoration

Clin Plast Surg. 2005 Apr;32(2):163-70. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2004.11.007.


The introduction of micrografts (1-2 hair follicular unit grafts) and minigrafts (3-4 hair follicular unit grafts) has made a most significant advancement in the care of male pattern baldness and female androgenic alopecia. Finally, natural and aesthetically pleasing results are possible. Additionally, many other applications in the reconstruction of facial hair and scalp have been found, some of these include: restoration of hair loss due to (iatrogenic) post-surgical causes, ie, after facial rejuvenation procedures or procedures involving incisions on hair bearing facial skin or scalp; scalp and facial hair due to burns or to traumatic injuries; post-oncologic resections; hair loss due to congenital reasons such as in cases of complete bilaterial cleft lips (no mustache hair in the prolabium).

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / surgery*
  • Female
  • Hair / transplantation*
  • Hair Follicle* / physiology
  • Hair Follicle* / transplantation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Selection
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*