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Hair Transplant Glossary

hair transplant glossary
Hair Transplant and Hair loss Glossary

Have you ever been reading about hair loss or hair restoration of some kind and thought that you were reading Greek? Have you even wanted to have a resource to keep handy for those times when your eyes are glossing over from reading hair loss information that does not make sense? There are so many webpages on the internet that talk about hair restoration, hair loss, hair transplants, wigs, treatments, cloning etc. but very few websites have taken the time to really explain to you what it is that you're reading. In other words, there are very few websites that have a list of hair transplant terms and definitions or a hair transplant glossary available that you can use as a reference during your research. I have decided to create the most comprehensive and exhaustive hair transplant glossary that you will find anywhere in the world. You're welcome:)

Below is a list of the most common hair transplant glossary terms you will find during your hair transplant and hair loss reseach. Some of these hair transplant glossary terms are not so common and you will read about them for the first time here. The hair transplant glossary terms are in alphabetical order and each term is a link to a full page that gives you the complete definition of what that hair transplant or hair loss term means. If you do not see a term listed that you have come across during your research you can contact me with your new term and I'll let you know what it means and I'll add it to the list.

Please note that some of the hair transplant glossary terms you read will not be 100% accurate as they apply to how various clinics and professionals will reference the term but the general hair transplant glossary terms and their definitions are accurate with regards to my own experience and what the majority of the industry recognizes as the true definition. If you have a question about any one of the terms listed in this hair loss and hair transplant glossary do not hesitate to contact me to discuss it.

Hair Transplant Glossary

ACell

5-Alpha Reductase

Alopecia

Alopecia Arreata

Alopecia Universalis

Anagen Phase

Anagen Effluvium

Androgen

Anterior scalp

Antiandrogen

ARTAS

Azelaic Acid

Balloon Expansion

Beard transplant

Bimatoprost

Body hair transplant (BHT)

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

Catagen

Hair Cloning

Cobblestoning

Coronal Incisions

Crown

Dermal Papilla

Dermis

DHT

Dilators

Donor Zone

Donor Dominance

Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia (DPA)

Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia (DUPA)

Dutasteride

Epidermis

Finasteride

Follicular Unit

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)

Follicle

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

FUSS

Graft

Gynocomastia

Hair Flap

Hair Geometry

Hair Transplant

Hypertrichosis

Hyperthyroidism

HypoThermosol

Implanter Pen

Keratin

Ketoconazole

Langer’s Lines

Lateral Slit Technique

Latisse

Laxity

Loniten

Ludwig Scale

Male Pattern Hair Loss or "MPH" or "MPB".

Manual Punch

Micrografts/ Minigrafts

Miniaturization

Minoxidil

Mini Grafting Micro Grafting

Motorized punch

Multi-blade scalpel

Necrosis

NeoGraft

Norwood Scale

Pitting

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP

Plug Hair Transplant or "plugs"

Posterior Scalp

Propecia

Proscar

Pubic Hair Transplant

Recipient Sites

Recipient Scalp or Zone

Hair Transplant Ridging

Rogaine

Sagittal Incisions

Saline Solution

Savin Scale

Saw Palmetto

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Reduction

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Senescent Alopecia

Shock loss

Stick and Place

Single blade scalpel

Spironolactone

Storage Solution

Strip Surgery

Telogen Phase

Telogen Effluvium

Temple

Temple Point

Terminal hair

Theory of Donor Dominance

Tissue Expansion

Traction Alopecia

Transection

Tricopigmentation

Trichotillomania

Tumescence

Vasodilator

Vellus Hair


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