Hair Transplantation

The definitive resource on leading-edge hair transplantation techniques from global experts!

Edited by Robin Unger and Ronald Shapiro


592 pages

Publication Date: February 2022



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This sixth edition of Hair Transplantation, edited by renowned surgeons Robin Unger and Ronald Shapiro and with contributions from innovators worldwide, builds on its longstanding reputation as the one trusted, unbiased, and acclaimed educational resource for state-of-the-art hair restoration techniques. Comprehensively updated with all the latest advances, the sixth edition includes full discussion of the pros and cons of various surgical and nonsurgical approaches, controversies, and evidence-based clinical pearls gleaned through hands-on expertise. It also covers important practice management topics such as proper training, instrumentation, and medico-legal issues.

A new section featuring 26 chapters dedicated to follicular unit extraction (FUE) covers the considerable improvements realized since the previous edition, including options for multiphasic automation, improved punch designs, and advanced instrumentation. Other additions to the text detail the expanded use of sharp and dull implanters for atraumatic hair graft placement, scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP), improved holding solutions, emerging cell and regenerative therapies, and much more.

Key Features

  • Now in full color, more than 1,000 images enhance knowledge and enrich the educational experience
  • Coverage of modern punch technology; improved methods of donor area evaluation and hair graft survival; innovative body, beard, non-shaven, and long hair FUE procedures; and other cutting-edge topics
  • Updated information on hairline design techniques, transgender patients, cosmetic and reconstructive eyelash transplants, eyebrow transplants, and ethnic variations
  • 31 accompanying surgical videos instruct the reader in all aspects of hair transplantation surgery


This is the must-have reference for hair restoration surgeons, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and trainees in these fields, and is essential reading for physicians prepping for board exams.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy

Section I. Basic Science
Chapter 1: The History and Evolution of Hair Transplantation
Chapter 2: Scalp Anatomy
Chapter 3: Hair Anatomy and Histology for the Hair Transplant Surgeon
Chapter 4: Hair Follicle Physiology and Mechanisms of Hair Disorders
Chapter 5: Review of Studies on Graft Hair Survival
Chapter 6: Methods and Techniques to Study Hair Cell Survival
Section II. Etiologies and Non-Surgical Treatment of Hair Loss
Chapter 7: Pathogenesis and Classification of Male Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenic Alopecia)
Chapter 8: Pathogenesis and Classification of Female Pattern Hair Loss
Chapter 9: Non-Androgenic Hair Loss
Chapter 10: Medical Treatment of Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss
Chapter 11: Plasma Rich Protein (PRP) and Acell
Chapter 12: Hair Transplantation: The Promise of Cell Therapy
Chapter 13a: “Permanent” Scalp Micropigmentation
Chapter 13b: “Temporary” Scalp Micropigmentation (Tricopigmentation)
Chapter 14: Cosmetic Cover-Ups and Hair Pieces
Chapter 15: OTC Preparations
Section III. Evaluation and Planning
Chapter 16: The Consultation and Surgical Planning
Chapter 17: Dermoscopy and Scalp Biopsy in the Hair Transplant Evaluation
Chapter 18: Digital Imaging and Other Ancillary Tools for the Hair Transplantation Evaluation
Chapter 19: Special Considerations in the Evaluation of Females with Hair Loss
Chapter 20: Planning Principles: Good Short- and Long-Term Planning in Hair Transplantation
Chapter 21: FUT or FUE: Planning and Decision-Making
Chapter 22: The Young Patient: Planning and Decision-Making
Chapter 23: The Patient With Minimal Hair Loss: Planning and Decision Making
Chapter 24: The Patient With Severe Hair Loss: Planning and Decision Making
Chapter 25: The Vertex: Planning and Decision Making
Chapter 26: Planning in Female Hair Transplant Surgery
Chapter 27: Preoperative Preparation and Instruction
Chapter 28: OSHA, Laboratory Screening and Office-Based Surgery (OBS)
Chapter 29: Practical Guide to Photographic Documentation
Section IV. Strip Harvesting Procedure
Chapter 30: An Overview of Anesthetic Modalities Used In Hair Restoration Surgery
Chapter 31: Anesthesia Techniques Used for Donor and Recipient Areas
Chapter 32: Nerve Blocks
Chapter 33: Emergency Preparedness in Hair Restoration Surgery
Chapter 34: Preoperative Donor Evaluations
Chapter 35: Strip Excision Techniques
Chapter 36: Closure Techniques
Chapter 37: Graft Production
Chapter 38: Holding Solutions
Chapter 39: Overview of Recipient Site Creation
Chapter 40: Hairline Design and Frontal Hairline Restoration
Chapter 41: Recreating the Temporal Points
Chapter 42: Recreating the Vertex
Chapter 43: Large Grafting Session
Chapter 44: High-Density Transplants
Chapter 45: Placing Into Premade Incisions with Forceps
Chapter 46: Stick and Place Technique
Chapter 47a: Graft Placing Using Implanter Devices
Chapter 47b: The “Keep”: A FUE Placing Instrument That Protects Grafts Integrity and Increases Hair Survival
Chapter 48: Staining and Other Adjunctive Methods to Assist with Placing
Chapter 49: Postoperative Care and Instructions
Chapter 50: Donor Area Complications – Strip Harvest
Chapter 51: Complications of the Recipient Area
Section V. Follicular Unit Extraction Procedure
Chapter 52a: Introduction and Definition of FUE
Chapter 52b: FUE Terminology
Chapter 53: The Advantages and Disadvantages of FUE
Chapter 54: Punch Designs
Chapter 55a: Evaluation, Planning and Donor Concerns with FUE
Chapter 55b: The Coverage Value Calculation: An Objective Method of Evaluating Donor Supply and Coverage
Chapter 56: Maximizing Graft Survival in FUE: Incision and Extradition Phase
Chapter 57: Maximizing Graft Survival in FUE: The Implantation Phase
Chapter 58: Special Considerations for Anesthesia with FUE
Chapter 59: Special Considerations for Postoperative Care in FUE
Chapter 60: Quality Control and Quality Assurance During the FUE Process
Chapter 61: Ergonomics in Hair Restoration Surgery: FUE Technique
Chapter 62: Manual FUE Technique
Chapter 63: Motorized Sharp Punch FUE
Chapter 64: Motorized Blunt Punch FUE
Chapter 65: Suction-Assisted FUE
Chapter 66: Automated/Robotic FUE
Chapter 67: Newer Systems and Methods for FUE
Chapter 68: FUE to Harvest Beard
Chapter 69: FUE to Harvest Body Hair
Chapter 70: FUE in Black Patients
Chapter 71: FUE for Corrective Work
Chapter 72a: Non-Shaven FUE Techniques
Chapter 72b: Long Hair Preview FUE Techniques
Chapter 73: FUE Complications
Chapter 74: Combining Strip and FUE in the Same Patient and /or Procedure
Section VI. Repair and Special Considerations
Chapter 75: Transgender Patients
Chapter 76: Transplanting into Areas of Cicatricial Alopecia
Chapter 77: Transplanting into the Pubic Area
Chapter 78: Hair Transplantation to the Chest
Chapter 79: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelash Transplantation
Chapter 80: Eyebrow Transplantation
Chapter 81: Beard Transplant
Chapter 82: Preview Long Hair Transplantation
Chapter 83: Combination Grafting
Chapter 84: Hairline and Recipient Area Repair of Poor Previous Transplantation
Chapter 85: Donor Scar Repair
Chapter 86: Hairline Lowering Technique
Chapter 87: Scalp Extension and Triple-Flap to Treat Extensive Baldness
Chapter 88: Scalp Repair Using Flaps and Tissue Expanders
Section VII. Special Ethnic Considerations
Chapter 89: East, West and Southern Asian Hair Transplant Specifics
Chapter 89a: Hair Transplantation in East and South East Asian Patients (ESEA)
Chapter 89b: Hair Transplantation in South Asian Hair
Chapter 89c: West Asian Hair Characteristics
Chapter 90: Hair Transplantation in Black Patients
Chapter 91: Hair Loss and Hair Restoration in Latin Americans
Section VIII. Office and Practice Considerations: The Clinical and Commercial Perspective
Chapter 92: Physician Training and Experience
Chapter 93: Setting Up an Office and the Surgical Suite
Chapter 94: Instrumentation and Supplies Used in Hair Restoration Surgery
Chapter 95: Medico-Legal Issues in Hair Replacement
Chapter 96: Setting Up Your Office and Practice: Exclusively Hair Transplants vs. Combined Practice
Chapter 97: Contact Management Software and Its Utilization as a Marketing Tool
Chapter 98: Online Marketing
Chapter 99: The Power of PR in an Aesthetic Medical Practice: PR Revealed
Chapter 100: Plugged In: How To Ensure That Your Practice Thrives (and Survives) in Today’s Digital World
Chapter 101: Finding and Training Assistants
Chapter 102: Surgical Assistants: Per Diem or Full Time Staff


Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 26 × 37 × 3 cm