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Hair Transplantation
Fourth Edition
edited by
Walter P. Unger
and Ronald Shapiro

Hair Transplantation, Fourth Edition describes modern practices and emerging methods in hair transplant surgery-meticulously illustrating procedures utilized by 80 of the most recognized leaders in the field to showcase current trends, controversies, and innovations that are impacting the future of hair replacement.

Hair Transplantation includes entirely new sections and chapters on medications and nutritional supplements, recent anesthetic techniques to decrease pain and increase safety, donor area assessment and harvesting, as well as graft preparation and placement.

Summarizes the most important hair survival studies done to date with different types of grafts and transected follicles

Hair Transplantation contains 40 full-color photographs and contributions from a renowned and international team of surgeons-each clearly describing their own approaches and techniques for the selection of the most appropriate and effective treatment for a specific patient

Documents the current landscape of the field and addresses many controversial issues that have arisen in the past nine years including all aspects of follicular unit transplantation and multifollicular unit grafting-extensively described and illustrated by acknowledged experts in these techniques.


  1. History and patient relationship
    • How it all began : autograts in alopecias and other selected dermatological conditions
    • The history of hair transplantation
    • The physician-patient relationship
    • The future of hair restoration surgery

  2. Basic science
    • Hair anatomy and histology
    • Anatomy of the scalp
    • Surgical anatomy of the scalp
    • Differences in gene expression in bald and non-bald dermal papillae
    • The promise of cell therapy : tissue engineering applied to the treatment of alopecia

  3. Androgenetic alopecia
    • Classification of androgenetic alopecia
    • The incidence and degree of androgenetic alopecia at various ages in men and women
    • Does the recipient site influence the hair growth characteristics in hair transplantation?
    • Current views on pathogenesis and medical treatment of male pattern baldness

  4. Hair loss unrelated to androgenetic alopecia

  5. Basic principles and organization
    • Planning and organization of the recipient area
    • Effect of medical therapy on surgical planning
    • Hair transplant goals based on natural hair patterns

  6. The initial interview
    • My personal approach to the interview
    • Patient expectations and surgical options based on age, ethnicity, and sex
    • Non-physician interviews : advantages/disadvantages and ethical control

  7. Preoperative phase
    • Preoperative preparation and instructions
    • Additional comments on preoperative preparation
    • Conventional and non-conventional medications in hair transplantation
    • OSHA and laboratory screening
    • Antibiotic use in scalp surgery
    • Emergency intervention in hair restoration surgery

  8. Anesthesia
    • Overview of anesthesia
    • Techniques for limiting the amount of epinephrine in large hair restoration surgeries
    • Unger's technique for anesthesia
    • Supraorbital and supratrochlear nerve blocks in hair transplantation

  9. Graft survival, growth, and healing studies
    • Studies of hair survival in grafts of different sizes
    • Additional hair survival studies and conclusions
    • Light and electron microscopy of follicular unit grafting : studying latrogenic injury of follicles
    • Hair survival of partial follicles : implications for pluripotent stem cells and melanocyte reservoir
    • The effects of dehydration, preservation temperature and time, and hydrogen peroxide on hair grafts
    • Wound healing and revascularization of the hair transplant graft : the role of growth factors

  10. Donor Harvesting
    • The donor area
    • The unger approach to the donor area
    • The cole appraoch to the donor area

  11. Graft preparation
    • A personal approach to ergonomics in graft production
    • Classic microscope dissection of follicular units
    • Combining microscopic slivering with backlighting and loupe magnification to efficiently produce grafts
    • Impulsive force graft preparation
    • Preparation of multifollicular unit grafts

  12. Recipient site grafts and incisions
    • The history of the follicular unit micrografting technique : a personal view
    • The rationale for follicular unit transplantation
    • Pitfalls of follicular unit hair transplantation and how to avoid them
    • Micro-minigrafting : the substance and theory for its use
    • Follicular unit transplantation alone or follicular units with multi-FU grafts : why, when, and how?
    • Recombinant follicular units : concept formalization
    • Why "mixed" grafting : follicular units and multi-follicular unit grafts
    • How I use multi-FU grafts
    • Hair transplantation in women
    • Lasers in hair restoration surgery

  13. Graft insertion and placement
    • Placing grafts : an overview of basic principles and current controversies
    • "Stick and place" method of planting
    • Insertion of multi-FU grafts

  14. Postoperative phase
    • Bandaging
    • Management of the postoperative period
    • Complications of hair transplantation

  15. Transplanting areas that need special consideration
    • Eyebrow, eyelash, mustache, and pubic area hair transplantation
    • Transplantation of temporal points
    • Hair transplantation in Asian patients
    • Hair restoration in black patients
    • Hair transplantation in the transsexual male
    • Transplanting into sear tissue and areas of cicatricial alopecia

  16. Personal techniques
    • Microstrip Grafting
    • A personal hair restoration technique from Brazil
    • Optimal strategies in hair transplantation
    • Surgical refinements and artistic creativity in hair restoration
    • The punchform technique
    • The hair transplant procedure in my office
    • The no-touch technique

  17. Correction of cosmetic problems in hair transplanting

  18. Basic science and principles of reductions and flaps
    • Scalp surgery : mechanical and biomechanical considerations
    • Classification of scalp laxity
    • The science of skin stretch and tissue expansion

  19. Alopecia reduction procedures
    • Introduction to alopecia reduction
    • My approach to alopecia reduction
    • My approach to alopecia reduction
    • The complications of alopecia reduction
    • Galea fixation : alopecia reduction surgery

  20. Scalp Extension
    • Scalp extension
    • Tips for the novice in scalp extension

  21. Flap procedures
    • Introduction to flap procedures
    • Pedicle flaps in the surgical treatment of alopecia
    • Microsurgical-free flaps
    • Microsurgical-free temporo-parieto-occipital flap
    • My new expanded scalp flap technique
    • Scalp expansion for traumatic and latrogenic alopecia
    • Complications of flaps - avoidance and treatment

  22. Setting Up an Office
    • Building a hair restoration surgery practice
    • The surgical suite
    • Instrumentation and supplies used in hair restoration surgery
    • Surgical assistants
    • The phototrichogram : an objective macro-photographic evaluation method
    • Standardized photography
    • Digital photography and office automation
    • Measuring hair density and mass

  23. Some things new, some things old
    • The hair loss profile and index : a classification system for pattern balding
    • Analysis of hair characteristics in Koreans using phototrichograms
    • The coronal incision recipient site
    • Comments on hair transplanting
    • The best possible hairline : a tip
    • Long term follow-up of patients
    • Closure of the donor zone
    • Medico-legal issues in hair replacement

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Hair Transplantation
Fourth Edition
edited by Walter P. Unger, and Ronald Shapiro

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