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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 72  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5--7

Synthetic hairs: Should they be used?


Consultant Dermatologist and Hair transplant Surgeon, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Venkataram Mysore
Venkat Charmalaya, Centre for Advanced Dermatology, 3437,1st G Cross, Subbanna Garden, Vijayanagar, Bangalore 560040, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.19710

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Artificial hair fibers have recently been marketed in India as an alternative method of hair restoration. However, the subject of artificial hairs is controversial, as FDA in the United States has banned them. Several side effects have been reported after their use and it is therefore important that dermatologists are aware of all aspects about these devices. This article presents the author's viewpoint on the subject and suggests guidelines for using them.






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