• 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.


  • Strough, Dow B., and Robert S. Hamber, eds. Hair Replacement-Surgical and Medical. St. Louis: Mosby-Yearbook, 1996.
  • Unger, Walter P., ed. Hair Transplantation. 3rd ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1995.


  • Bernstein, R. M., and W. R. Rassman. “Follicular Transplantation: Patient Evaluation and Surgical Planning.” Dermatologic Surgery (B2S) 23, no. 9 (Sept. 1997): 771-784, 801-805.
  • Brady, D. A. “Chest Hair Used As Donor Material in Hair Restoration Surgery.” Dermatologic Surgery 23, no. 9 (Sept. 1997): 841-844.
  • Byron, C. “Hair Raising.” Men’s Health 10, no. 6 (July/Aug. 1995): 72-77, 112, 114.
  • Chang, L. Y., et. al. “Use of the Scalp as a Donor Site for Large Burn Wound Coverage: Review of 150 Patients.” World Journal of Surgery 22, no. 3 (Mar.1998): 296-300.
  • Fischer, David. “The Bald Truth.” U.S. News & World Report (4 Aug. 1997): 44-50.


  • 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.


  • MD Hair Products – Hair re-growth products, skin care products, shampoos, vitamins, books, volumizing treatments, hair loss concealers, and so much more.

Your Name (required)

Please leave this field empty.

Email (required)



Please leave this field empty.