What is the most common hair transplant terminology

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Alopecia, Androgenetic Alopecia, Crown Area, Donor Area, Recipient Area and more are related directly to hair transplantation. Let’s discover their meaning.

Alopecia: it is the medical term for baldness.

Androgenetic Alopecia: known as the typical pattern of balding, caused by hormones disorder or passed along via heredity.

Crown Area: it is the area at the top of the head also known as a vertex, and it is mostly the first area where male pattern baldness is noticed.

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Donor Area: is the fringe above the ears and around the head from the back where hair follicles are genetically resistant to the baldness hormone and which are programmed to remain intact and grow throughout life.

Recipient Area: it is the baldness spots in the scalp where hair follicles transplanted from the donor area to be implanted during a hair transplant procedure.

Temples: also known as temporal areas, 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.

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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.

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

Hair Grafts: hair follicles that have been harvest from the donor area and are ready for transplantation into the recipient area of the scalp, the numbers of hair follicles per graft vary; some may contain a single hair follicle or multiple follicular units.

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Hair Follicles: a strand of hair and its root, which is extracted from the donor area and transplanted to the recipient area during hair restoration surgery.

Follicular Unit: a follicular unit is a naturally occurring grouping of one, two, three and four hair follicles found in the skin.

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Female Pattern Baldness: A hereditary pattern of baldness found in women, typically characterized by a diffuse thinning of hair or hair loss at the front portion of the scalp behind the frontal hairline, which might include a slight recession or thinning in the temples and only very rarely ends in complete baldness at the top of the scalp.

Male Pattern Baldness: an inherited condition in men, which is triggered by the hormone Dihydrotestosterone, which causes gradual miniaturization 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.

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Plasma Rich Platelet therapy: it is one of the most effective ways of hair loss treatment. It will support the result of hair transplantation procedure. A 30 ml blood sample taken from the patient, after that it will go through centrifuge device to separate its component and the physician will take the plasma rich platelet and inject it back in the scalp. The plasma contains factors that stimulate the hair follicles and enhance its nutrition to hair.

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