Frequently Asked Questions

We are sure that you have so many questions about hair loss and regrowth. Well, we have the answers.  Keep in mind that each case is unique, so please schedule a consultation to learn what will be most successful for you. Often a combination of therapies may be needed to achieve the results your desire. This is the new science of hair regrowth and it works.

Most often asked questions

Today’s most popular way to re-grow your own hair is a professional hair transplant by a board-certified Plastic Surgeon. Hair consultations at Mississippi Hair Restoration are affordable, and the price of it could be put toward your future procedure or a product purchase. The procedure (and related office visits,) usually total $8,000 to $12,000 and result in a permanent fix. Just add up the hundreds of dollars you spend each month and multiply by the next 10 to 20 years and it’s more than the cost of a permanent hair transplant. 

Medical treatment options begin as low as $600 for a round of infra-red light therapy sessions to an average of $10,000 for a 2,000-graft hair transplant. Stop wasting money on disappointing products and call Mississippi Hair Restoration for a permanent solution to a head full of hair. Financing is available. Think of your future with a full head of hair!

If you have a health savings account, your policy may make an exception if your hair loss was caused by a severe injury such as a severe burn that left scars caused by loss of scalp tissue. Hair transplants are almost always considered cosmetic and rarely covered by commercial health insurance policies. That’s why Mississippi Hair Restoration has several finance options and a Christmas Club style savings plan. Ask us for more information about finance options when you come in for your free hair consultation with Dr. Kanosky.

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments commonly used to fight cancer will cause many patients to lose all or part of their hair. So, what can be done? Once the treatments are over, many patients will have some regrowth of hair. The hair, however, is often a lot thinner or different in color and texture. For some cancer patients, it’s when the hair doesn’t come back that specialized treatment is needed to invigorate hair follicles to re-grow.

Options include new hair transplant technology that can be used to accelerate hair growth on the scalp; and, micro-pigmentation can give the appearance of thicker hair in the eyebrows or beard. Infra-red light therapy may be another option.   

A key component of your hair treatment plan is the physician-to-physician coordination between your plastic surgeon and your oncologist or cancer specialist. Both physicians working together will explore your cancer treatment regimen. Dr. Kanosky can then outline a plan to stimulate your hair growth that is best for you and appropriately complements your other therapies. Call today for a free hair consultation with Dr. Kanosky.

Many burns can profoundly affect the scalp and hair. While the scalp skin is quite thick and, therefore, more resistant to damage than other areas, the hair follicles which are responsible for hair growth, are very sensitive. Both thermal (heat) or chemical (perms) burns can easily damage or kill hair follicles.

Small burned areas without hair can be treated with excision while more extensive areas may need reconstruction with grafts or hair transplants. Partially destroyed follicles with tiny thin hairs can benefit from infra-red light therapy or topical prescription medications, which helps these thin hairs develop into normal thicker hairs. For those patients with near or total hair loss, micro-pigmentation is helpful to fill in and improve the overall appearance. When hair from the back of the scalp is available it can be transplanted to a more desirable location to create a natural hairline.

Creating a beard or changing a hairline can camouflage burn scars on the face. Burn scars themselves respond to laser therapy. The scars can become softer and appear more natural. Call Mississippi Hair Restoration before you decide to accept a future of scarves, wigs, toupees and hairpieces.

Yes. In addition to cancer treatments like chemotherapy, antibiotics, blood pressure stabilizers, blood thinners, birth control pills, anti-convulsants, and drugs that lower cholesterol can cause hair to thin or fall out. 

Hair loss is certainly associated with genetics, and the genes you inherit from both mom and dad may make you more likely to have thinning hair. If the two sets of genes you inherit, (one from each parent,) are the right combo – then, thinning hair will be in your future. When, how much, how fast and the pattern of balding can also be predicted by the pattern on other family members. 

Eyebrows, beard areas, even the chest can be treated if the hair is sparse or you want thicker hair. There are several ways to make the eyebrows and beards fuller and darker. Transplants, micropigmentation are all used to give you the thickness and fullness you desire. These procedures are done with local anesthesia in our office. These procedures cause little or no downtime but offer a quick benefit.

The beard area on guys is often quite patchy or the two sides can be uneven. Hair can be transplanted from the back of the scalp to the beard. The new hairs grow in and can be cut and manicured just like the rest of the beard.  No one will know which is the transplanted hair! Hair can also be placed in areas such as the chest for a thicker, fuller, more masculine appearance. Hair added in places like the chest can be used to hide scars and the hair can be groomed any way you like once it grows in. 

Lots of guys (and, yes, ladies, too) see thinning hair when they look in the mirror. By the time you notice the hair loss, it’s usually more advanced than you think. You can bet the people around you have also noticed. When the panic sets in you go out and buy expensive shampoo, vitamins, supplement pills and creams. When that doesn’t work, you’ll be online looking at the helmet, massage kits, and even hair extensions and toupees. The guys will be wearing the baseball cap that tells everyone that he is losing his hair. A better solution can be found at Mississippi Hair Restoration.

Dr. Kanosky can detect the cause of your hair loss by examining your medical history, your habits and family traits that may predispose you to early hair loss. He can then design a treatment regimen that addresses the root cause and treat the underlying problem to slow and even stop hair loss. At Mississippi Hair Restoration, Dr. Kanosky employs a variety of scientifically-proven medical treatments. When started early, these treatments can help you avoid severe hair loss, complete baldness or even other health problems you didn’t suspect.

No one will know you are being treated for hair loss unless you tell them. You don’t need to wear a hat and there’s nothing to cover up with a scarf. Infra-red light therapy and Injection therapy are quick, non-invasive and you can expect no downtime. In other words, you can go about your normal work or recreational routine on the same day. 

Yes, you can. Once a hair transplant is completed, your hair will begin to grow out. After a few months and a check-up by the physician, you can color or perm your hair just like before. Hair colors only affect the hair shaft and not the hair follicle or root that grows the hair.

Most over-the-counter (OTC) medications just aren’t strong enough to get to the root of the problem. These products rarely work and actually may damage your remaining hair. Since it’s really the hair follicles below the scalp that cause most of the problems, these treatments can’t do much. There are some prescription-strength topical medications available at Mississippi Hair Restoration that would be more beneficial.

Many people, particularly women, have unwanted hair. Areas such as the underarms, side of the face, chin and the lip are some examples. There are many ways to treat this problem. First, some medicines can help. Also, a close look at your medical history may reveal to the physician the underlying cause of excess hair.  Laser treatments can significantly decrease or eradicate unwanted hair. Mississippi Hair Restoration has a variety of lasers to customize a treatment plan based on your specific need. Call today for an appointment.

At Mississippi Hair Restoration, your privacy is our priority. Our discreet office has a private access and exit to protect our patients in an overall quiet, comfortable atmosphere. Our private lounge for family and friends is equipped with wi-fi, tv and complimentary refreshments.
So, no one will know unless you tell them. Our lips our sealed.

FUE Questions

“F.U.E.” or “Follicular-Unit Extraction” is an advanced, minimally-invasive hair transplant method which allows for the harvesting of individual follicles from the donor area without a scalpel incision or the necessary stitches and therefore, leaves no linear scar.

NeoGraft uses controlled pneumatic pressure to slide out the graft follicle smoothly, so there is no pulling or twisting that can risk damaging the graft. Your grafts can be re-implanted sooner, keeping them more robust and resulting in a natural-looking hairline.

Normally, men scheduling a hair transplant choose to trim their hair short a few days/weeks before the procedure. Then after the hair transplant, all of your hair grows in gradually over time.  This makes your new hairline natural and the same length as the rest of your hair. In a few months it’s time for a new hairstyle to update your look.  Most guys feel so good about their new head of hair they throw away the ballcaps and opt for an updated style. 

The highly ergonomic mechanical NeoGraft system works as a natural extension of the surgeon’s hand, allowing for faster and more accurate harvesting of hair follicles. NeoGraft patients now reach their goal with less time in the procedure room or fewer FUE procedures altogether.

Patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes,) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE. The NeoGraft FUE System can also be used to camouflage a scar on patients who have had prior linear harvests, as well as for body hair transplants.

Candidates for hair restoration surgery are those individuals in good health with moderate hair loss and sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the balding areas. Those with more donor hair, greater hair density and fullness can typically expect fuller results. It is also important that you have reasonable cosmetic goals. Hair transplantation can achieve very good, natural results but cannot restore your hair to the density you had as a teenager. Dr. Kanosky will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.

Result vary from procedure to procedure.

For FUE, the science behind grafting is simple. Hair follicles are taken from hair on the back of the head that naturally continues to grow. These follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Once the normal hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grated hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding–this is normal and an important part of the new growth process. After shedding, the new growth will being in 3-4 months and your hair will continue to grow normally. More importantly, your results will look healthy and natural.

Hair loss does not stop with transplantation–some people will need continued maintenance and further session will be likely required, particularly if your balding pattern continues with age. Progressive hair loss or the desire for more density may require more transplants. An estimate of your balding pattern and the number of procedures needed will be discussed during your free consultation with Dr. Kanosky.

Many guys do cut their hair short before a transplant so all of their hair will growth out at the same length at the same time. But, if you wear your hair long. harvesting using the FUE/NeoGraft can be done by shaving small areas which can be covered by your other, existing hair. If you wear your hair short, it helps to shave it close for maximum yield. It looks more natural sooner as the transplanted grafts are short as well.

Injection-Free Serum Therapy Questions

We use a derivative of your blood that contains special growth factors that are used in the medical field for stimulating new muscle, nerves, veins and other tissues. In the realm of hair restoration, these growth factors help your body produce new and stronger hair shafts that survive the growth cycle.

When you come in for a consultation, we will talk about all treatment options and together we will determine if Injection Therapy is a good fit for you. You can expect hair loss to slow – and hair to even regrow – in a few months after therapy. We also combine Injection Therapy with other treatments such as infra-red light therapy, grafting and medication. Your treatment plan is tailored to your needs.

The process of isolating the growth factors involves drawing a blood sample and extracting them. The resulting liquid containing the growth factors is more concentrated than what your body produces on its own. The liquid is then injected into your scalp to promote hair growth and slow the rate of hair loss. It nourishes the hair follicles so the roots will be more efficient and work harder. The result is hair that grows faster and grows thicker.

For most patients, we do a series of three injections one month apart. The growth factors in these injections work to rejuvenate your hair follicles and quickly begins to slow hair loss. Your hair follicles are invigorated, and the results can be maintained with one or two treatments a year.

Infra-Red Therapy Questions

In addition to restoring healthy growth of hair, the NeoLTS Infra Red Light has other great benefits for your skin:

  • Vanishes periorbital wrinkles
  • Increases the skin’s collagen and elastin
  • Reduces inflammatory acne
  • Lightens age spots, sun spots and dark circles
  • Promotes collagen and elastin
  • Stimulates tissue production
  • Scientifically proven to reduce the signs of aging

While that’s true in the case of sunlight because of its ultraviolet (UV) rays, (which are known to age skin prematurely, leave dark spots and increase cancer risk,) our NeoLTS Infra-red light therapy uses a different type of light that is safe for the skin and won’t jeopardize your health. The NeoLTS has been cleared by the FDA for use on both skin and hair.

Most people see noticeable hair regrowth and reduced hair shedding in about 12 to 26 weeks after treatment.

Yes! Since no recovery downtime is needed, you can get back to enjoying your daily life as soon as you leave our medical center. 

“A year later and my confidence has been significantly restored. I feel much better about myself and would highly recommend NeoGraft to anyone suffering from hair loss.”

This really works!

3 proven treatments. All in 1 location. Little-to-no down time or discomfort.

Dr. Kanosky utilizes a proven combination of three medical-grade techniques to slow hair loss, stimulate dormant hair follicles to grow again, or move growing hair to the place on your scalp where you need it the most. The three procedures can be performed at the Ridgeland office of Mississippi Hair Restoration. Dr. Kanosky will examine and analyze your hair loss pattern; then, design a personalized regimen to get the best results for you.

Infra-red (IR) Light Therapy… wakes up dormant hair follicles and stimulates growth for a fuller, thicker head of hair. Infra-red Light Therapy works exceptionally well in the early stages of hair loss and can slow or even stop hair loss. Works will with other treatments.

Subdermal or Topical Serum Therapy…  This game-changing new technology invigorates hair follicles by fueling the root with PRP growth factors, Copper Peptide enzymes, or proprietary Serums. NO Needles. NO Pain. ALL Gain! Quick and relaxing.

FUE (Follicle Unit Extraction)… No scalpel, incisions or staples! No Linear Scar! Minimal downtime. Proven state-of-the-art technology and affordable. Your hair continues to grow normally. The transplanted hair looks and feels like your own natural hair – because it is! 

Little-to-No Down Time or Discomfort.

All procedures performed locally in our Center. Affordable. Financing available. Discreet Location.

Men and Women – Young or Mature

These new non-surgical medical therapies can actually slow hair loss and regrow your own natural hair!

Glossary: Hair Loss Definitions & Terminology

AndroGenetic Alopecia
Also known simply as “pattern balding”, is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. Some 70% of men and 40% of women are affected by AndroGenetic Alopecia to some degree and at some point.

Aggravated Female AndroGenetic Alopecia
In women, AndroGenetic Alopecia is associated with medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which involves a hormonal imbalance. This imbalance may cause irregular menstruation, acne outbreaks, weight gain, excess body hair (hirsutism) as well as thinning hair or hair loss.

Aggravated Male AndroGenetic Alopecia
Male AndroGenetic Alopecia is indeed genetic but it is also associated with numerous contributing medical conditions such as coronary heart disease, prostate enlargement, insulin production disorders and hypertension (high blood pressure).

The scientific term for hair loss, or baldness. It may refer to either hair loss from head or body.

Alopecia Areata
Patchy baldness that typically begins with rapid hair loss on discrete areas of the scalp and sometimes progresses to complete baldness and even loss of body hair. The characteristic diagnostic finding is short, broken hairs called ‘exclamation point’ hairs. Alopecia Areata affects both males and females and, most often, children and young adults. It seems to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism, wherein the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles and disrupts normal hair formation. Alopecia Areata is sometimes associated with allergic disorders, thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and other conditions, and some forms may be inherited. Hair can sometimes regrow within a year without treatment. The longer the period of time of hair loss, the less chance that the hair will regrow.

Anagen Effluvium
The word effluvium means an outflow. Anagen Effluvium is a condition in which people have their hair falling out during the anagen or growing phase of the hair growth cycle. The hair loss pattern is just like that of telogen effluvium in that the hair loss tends to be in a diffuse manner. At any given point, people should have 80-90% of their hair in the anagen phase, so if someone is suffering from anagen effluvium, they will suffer from a rapid type of hair loss since so many hairs will be affected. Anagen Effluvium is usually caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Central Cicatricial Centrifugal Alopecia (CCCA)
A form of scarring alopecia on the scalp that results in permanent hair loss. It is the most common form of scarring hair loss seen in black women. However, it may be seen in men and among persons of all races and hair color (though rarely). Middle-aged women are most commonly affected.

Crown Area
The area in the top/back portion of the head which contains a swirl or spiral pattern of hair growth. Also called the ‘vertex,’ it may be the first area where male pattern baldness is noticed.

Crown balding
Hair loss on the crown starts around the whorl (at the back of the head), and spreads outward to produce a circular baldness.

DHT – Dihydrotestosterone (the male hormone also found, in trace levels, in women) that kills hair follicles and stops hair growth in particular areas. DHT contains a 5-alpha reductase enzyme found in the hair follicle’s oil glands, which is what is converted to DHT. The DHT then causes hair follicles to shrink and then renders them incapable of growing healthy hair.

Donor Dominance
The concept that hair follicles transplanted from the donor area will continue to grow in the recipient area.

Donor Site (Area)
The area of the scalp (generally the back and sides) where hair-bearing skin is removed during a strip surgical hair restoration procedure. For hair transplants to be effective, the hair in this area must be permanent, i.e. not subject to the effects of DHT. The NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplantation system restores the hairline using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method to gently remove the individual follicles from the back of the head (the “donor area”) in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs. With NeoGraft (FUE) the donor site does not include excision of a strip of scalp.

A protein molecule in the body which acts as a catalyst in a specific reaction. In this case, the enzyme 5-alpha reductase acts as a catalyst on testosterone to produce the derivative dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is an important factor in male pattern baldness.

Female AndroGenetic Alopecia
With women this type of balding usually causes thinning of the hair over the entire head rather than in a defined pattern common to hair loss in men.

Female Pattern Alopecia
The most common type of hair loss for women. In women, androgenetic alopecia begins with gradual thinning at the part line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head.

Female Pattern Baldness
A hereditary pattern of baldness found in women typically characterized by a diffuse thinning of hair and/or hair loss at the front portion of the scalp behind the frontal hairline. Also called “Female Hereditary Hair Thinning.”

Finasteride is a type of steroid reductase inhibitor. It works by reducing the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.

Follicular Unit Graft
A graft consisting of a single follicular unit. In appropriate patients, artistic planning – in addition to the correct angulation, orientation, and positioning of follicular unit grafts – can yield an exceptionally “natural” appearance of the transplanted hair.

Follicular Unit Micrografting
A method by which large numbers of follicular units are harvested from the donor site (usually in a long strip or ellipse) and then microscopically dissected into grafts containing single follicular units.

Follicular Unit or FU
A term that describes how scalp hair normally grows. Scalp hair is not evenly distributed across the scalp like corn in a cornfield. It grows in clusters of follicles, little islands of one to four follicles. Each FU has a distinct anatomic and physiologic identity, and a micro-environment of cells, nerves and blood vessels.

FUE – (Follicular Unit Extraction)
Removes one follicle or follicular unit at a time, targeting the FUs that appear most likely to thrive and produce hair in a transplant recipient site.

A variety of procedures where hair-bearing skin is removed from the lower scalp at the back of the head-the “donor area”-and transferred to thinning or balding areas. The most popular varieties are micrografting (1-2 hairs) and mini-grafting (3-8 hairs). With Neografting, the hair follicles are artistically implanted in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred to complement the facial structure and current hairline, resulting in a discrete, natural-looking hair transplant.

Hair Economics
A theory that states only a limited or decreasing supply of hair exists, but the demand for hair increases as balding patterns develop.

Hair Flaps
Techniques to rotate large portions of hair from the sides and back of the scalp to the front and central areas of the head. Most effective when used with a tissue expander. See also “Scalp Rotation Flaps.”

Hair Follicle
A strand of hair and its root which is extracted from the donor area and transplanted to the recipient area during hair restoration surgery.

Hair Grafts
Hair follicles that have been harvested from the donor area and are ready for transplantation into the recipient area of the scalp. The numbers of hair follicles per graft vary widely depending upon the transplantation technique used. A graft may contain a single hair follicle, a single follicular unit or multiple follicular units.

Hair Plugs
A slang term typically used to describe the large round grafts that were used more commonly years ago.

Hair Shaft
The dead portion of the hair that protrudes from the surface of the skin. It is made predominantly of the protein keratin.

Hair Transplant
A surgical technique that transfers hair follicles from the donor area to the recipient area.

Hairline Refinement
Hairline Refinement or “Hairline Correction” refers to the use of a variety of newer, more delicate grafting techniques to alter, camouflage or soften the “pluggy” looking results of older hair transplant techniques.

Harvesting (in reference to hair restoration)
Harvesting is the most common technique for removing hair and follicles from a donor site. A surgeon harvests a strip of skin from the posterior scalp, in an area of good hair growth. Harvesting with follicular unit extraction (NeoGraft) using miniaturized rotary device. 0.9 to 1.0mm in diameter to obtain follicular unit grafts.

Excessive growth of hair all over the body.

The superior, or highest portion, of the hair follicle.

A tough, fibrous, insoluble protein forming hair and fingernails.

Ludwig Classification
The Ludwig Classification separates female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) into 1 of 3 unique stages, referred to as the Ludwig Scale. By classifying hair loss according to severity, the Ludwig Scale helps both patients and physicians to better understand three major factors in the diagnosis and treatment of female hair loss.

Male AndroGenetic Alopecia
Also known as “male pattern balding”. Testosterone turns into DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) and damages hair follicles causing hair loss in a well-defined pattern, usually beginning above the temples, along with thinning of the crown and progressing into partial or complete balding.

Male Pattern Baldness
An inherited condition in men which is triggered by the hormone Dihydrotestosterone which causes gradual miniaturization (and eventual loss) of hair follicles. Starting anytime after puberty with a recession of the hairline and thinning of the crown areas, it can eventually lead to complete baldness at the top of the scalp. The areas around the sides and back of the scalp are not typically affected by male pattern baldness.

Pigmenting granules within the keratin fibers of the hair shaft that determine hair color. They usually decrease with age, resulting in gray or white hair.

A graft containing 1 or 2 hairs, obtained from the donor area with a micropunch or sliced off from a round graft (see below). A micrograft is typically placed into holes made in the scalp with a microneedle or punch.

A graft containing 3 or 4 hairs (small minigraft) or 5 or 6 hairs (large minigraft). There are many variations of minigrafts derived from round grafts.

A prescription medication taken orally for the treatment of high blood pressure and used topically to retard hair loss and/ or encourage hair growth. Generic name for Rogaine.

Multi-Unit Grafting
Hair transplantation using multi-unit grafts. In practice, these grafts may be placed into small round holes, slots, or slits. This would always be in combination with the use of FUT in the same procedure.

Multi-Unit Grafts
Grafts that contain two or more follicular units in a single graft. This term replaces the older “minigraft”. In practice today, MUGs contain 2-6 follicular units per graft.

Norwood Scale
A scale for the classification of hair loss.

An adequate supply of nourishing vitamins and minerals is fundamental to healthy hair growth.

Oily Scalp
The sebaceous glands in our skin secrete sebum designed to waterproof and protect the skin. When the sebum glands in our scalp are overactive our skin pores may become clogged and hair growth impeded.

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The small root area at the base of hair, which receives the nutrients from the follicle needed for hair growth.

A pill, topical, or injection made to appear exactly like a test medication, but without any of its active ingredients.

Polysorbate 80
An emulsifying agent that has been marketed extensively by “private” companies as a hair growth promoting agent.

Postauricular Flap
Surgical procedure during which a strip of hair-bearing scalp is taken from the area behind the ear and is rotated 90 degrees to the front, forming a hairline.

Posterior Scalp
The back of the head.

Preauricular Flap
Surgical procedure during which a strip of hair-bearing scalp is taken from the temple area and is rotated about 90 degrees to the front, forming a hairline.

Female sex hormone that induces secretory changes in the lining of the uterus essential for successful implantation of a fertilized egg. Synthetic compounds with progesterone-like activity have been developed that, along with estrogen, are used in oral contraceptives.

Finasteride as an FDA approved treatment for BPH.

An artificial replacement.

Punch Graft
A group of ten to twenty hairs in a circular graft.

Recipient Area
Area where hair loss has occurred and hair follicles will be implanted during a hair transplant procedure.

The brand name for minoxidil topical hair growth solution, available over the counter in 2% solution and 5% extra strength solution.

Round Graft
The first type of graft used in hair transplantation, a round graft has many variations. A large round graft may contain many hairs (20 or more). The round graft is obtained from the donor site by surgical removal and may be used “as is” or may be sliced into smaller sections for micro-, mini- or slit grafts. 

Saw Palmetto
A natural herb that has been shown to be an effective antiandrogen.

Scalp Reduction
A procedure that removes bald scalp and brings the edges of hair-bearing scalp closer together. Scalp reduction is most often used in patients with crown baldness. See also “Alopecia Reduction.” Surgical procedure in which an ellipse of bald scalp is removed from a small midline bald spot and the hair-bearing scalp between the ears is pulled together and sutured closed. This reduces the bald area.

Scalp Rotation Flaps
A type of procedure that involves the lifting and rotation of a strip of hairy scalp which is placed into an area of simultaneously removed balding skin.

Scarring Alopecia
Patchy hair loss with obvious sign of scalp inflammation.

A disease of the skin and connective tissue that can cause hair loss over the affected areas.

Sebaceous Glands
Fatty glands found in hair follicles throughout the body that secrete an oil into the hair and surrounding skin.

Seborrheic Dermatitis
A condition marked by small discolored patches or spots on the skin and frequently occurs on the face and scalp.

An oily secretion manufactured by tiny sebaceous glands near the follicles that keeps your hair lubricated and shiny.

Senescent Alopecia
The type of hair loss that naturally occurs with age. During the process of aging, both the duration of hair growth and the diameter of the hair follicle decrease.

Shock Fallout
The condition that occurs when hair transplantation is performed on men and women with a significant amount of naturally occurring hair left on their head. Trauma due to the procedure itself induces a telogen phase for much of the hair around the implanted grafts. Hair lost due to shock fallout returns in many cases.

Slit Graft
Hair obtained from a donor site directly or sectioned from a larger round graft is inserted into a slit made in the scalp by the tip of a scalpel blade.

A diuretic drug that acts as an antiandrogen. Used in the treatment of androgen-related disorders such as female pattern baldness. Brand name is Aldactone.

Stretch Back
A condition that occurs after a scalp reduction procedure due to the elastic characteristic of the skin. The bald area that could not be eliminated totally during a scalp reduction, increases in width three months after the procedure, thus reducing the procedure’s effectiveness.

Suture Implants
A method of attaching a hairpiece that involves sewing stitches in the scalp and securing the hairpiece to them.

Joining of the edges of a wound similar to a stitch.

Systemic Side Effects
Undesirable effects produced throughout the body. For example, some antiandrogens will cause decreased sex drive and breast enlargement in men.

Telogen effluvium
Generally considered to be the second most common type of hair loss. The telogen phase, or resting phase, lasts for about three months. Most people will have 10-15% of their hairs in this phase at any given time. The majority of people will lose around 100 hairs a day as a part of the telogen phase, but if someone is suffering from telogen effluvium, they will usually be experiencing hair loss on their entire scalp.

The two upper outer corners where the forehead meets the hairline. This is usually the first area where male pattern baldness is observed, causing the hairline to recede.

Temporal Point
The two triangular shaped areas of hair located in the lower outer corners of the forehead, where the temporal hairline meets the sideburns.The best course of treatment.The degree to which hair has already been lost. The potential for additional hair loss in the future.

Tissue Expander
A reconstructive balloon-like device which can be used to enlarge hair-bearing scalp on the sides of the head, providing a larger supply of hair with which to replace the bald areas. Often used in hair flap techniques and scalp reductions.

A compulsive disorder in which someone experiences strong urges to tug or pull out their own hair. This weakens the hair follicles and results in hair loss.

Type 1: In this stage, hair loss is considered to be mild.
Type 2: In this stage, hair loss is considered to be moderate.
Type 3: In this stage, hair loss is considered to be most extreme.

Vertex Area
The area in the top/back portion of the head which contains a swirl or spiral pattern of hair growth. Also called the ‘crown,’ it may be the first area where male pattern baldness is noticed.

Another name for the crown: the top part of the scalp near the back of the head

Extreme balding in men and women may be treated with a combination of therapies.

For enhanced results, Micropigmentation can be added for a fuller appearance.

Procedures like FUE NeoGraft also work well on facial or body hair.

Meet Michael Kanosky, MD, FACS

Dr. Michael Kanosky is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Mississippi who specializes in hair re-growth, follicular unit hair transplants (FUE), Injection-Free Treatments for PRP and copper peptides using AquaFirme XS UltraSound, and Infrared Light Therapies. He is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon with 30 years of experience performing a wide variety of aesthetic surgeries for the face, breast and body. He is also the host and medical director of the American Medical Podcast and Mississippi Medical Podcast.

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