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Surgical management of androgenetic alopecia

Most follicles at the occiput of the scalp have been ‘genetically programmed’ to persist as non-miniaturized terminal hairs throughout the life of a patient with AGA. These hairs are

unlikely ever to become vellus-like. These follicles can be transplanted anywhere on the same individual and will produse coarce terminal hairs for the lifetime of the individual.