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Hair Loss: What Are The Surgical Options? - Dr. Laris

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Dr. Laris discusses the surgical options to treat hair loss.

Dr. Laris:
Hi, my name is Dr. Lee Laris. I am a medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologist at Phoenix Skin.

At our practice we see patients for anything to do with skin, hair or nails and we see skin cancers, moles, rashes and of course anything cosmetic – Botox, fillers, hair loss.

I see women who come in all the time to ask about surgical options for hair loss. I tell them there’s only one surgical option that really makes sense for hair loss for women and that’s hair transplantation.

With hair transplantation the gold standard right now is follicular unit transplantation.

And basically what that means is we are taking hair from the back of the head, places where we know it’s pre-programmed not to be lost, we are separating those hairs into individual follicular units.

A follicular unit usually has one to three hairs in it and so we take those little grafts with one to three hairs and place them in the scalp where hair is needed.

The nice thing about this follicular unit transplantation is the grafts are so small, they are virtually undetectable as a transplanted hair or graft.

And the other nice thing about it is they are so small I can place them in between hairs that are still there.

So for women, that’s very important because they usually have hair that’s still existing but thinning so we are able to work in between the thinning hair, place these small little grafts in between and thicken the hair that they have.

About Dr. Lee Laris, D.O.:
Dr. Lee Laris, D.O., is the Medical Director and Chief Cosmetic Surgeon of Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Laris graduated from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., in 1981 and continued his education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif., where he received his Medical Degree in 1987. He completed his internship at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

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