Artificial Hair Implantation

  • Masumi Inaba
  • Yoshikata Inaba


Various materials have been used unsuccessfully as implants for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Synthetic fibers have been the most commonly employed material and have caused serious complications in many patients. The complications have been reported in the medical literature, and include foreign-body granulomas, infection, pruritus, facial swelling, scarring, and permanent loss of natural scalp hair (Hanke 1979; Gonzalez and McBride 1979; Kuhn 1980).


Polyester Fiber Scar Area Androgenetic Alopecia Hair Fiber Root Portion 
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© Springer Japan 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Inaba
    • 1
  • Yoshikata Inaba
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryInaba ClinicSuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Jikei University School of MedicineMinato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyInaba Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan

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