• Anesthetic agents – Medication or drugs that can be injected with a needle or rubbed onto and area to make it numb before a surgical procedure. Anesthesia drugs may also be given by mouth, breathed in as a gas, or injected into a vein or muscle to make a patient relaxed or unconscious.
  • Hair follicle – A tube-like indentation in the skin from which a single hair grows.
  • Minigraft or micrograft – Transplantation of a small number of hair follicles, as few as one to three hairs, into a transplant site.
  • Transplantation – Surgically cutting out hair follicles and replanting them in a different spot on the head.


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  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-4267. (313) 527-6713.
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20005. 800-332-3223.


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