Hair Replacement

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Hair replacement surgery is a possible solution for men and women with thinning hair. Because the quality of your hair plays an essential role in your self-image and how others see you, you may feel dissatisfied with your appearance and experience low self-esteem. Fortunately, advances in technology have made hair replacement surgery more effective and natural-looking than ever before. Based in Decatur, Alabama, Dr. Ben Light has the experience, surgical skills, and artistry needed to help patients enjoy the best possible results.


Several surgical hair replacement techniques are available, including micrograft hair transplant surgery, flap surgery, and scalp reduction. In hair transplant surgery, Dr. Light transfers “micrografts” of the patient’s hair from the back or sides of the head to the thinning scalp area.

Unlike hair plugs and transplants from the past, micrografts transfer a small number of hair follicles and often just one single hair follicle at a time. This process of transplanting many different micrografts promotes healthy, natural-looking hair growth.

Other hair restoration techniques include:

  • Scalp reduction, which shortens a portion of the bald scalp
  • Flap surgery, in which Dr. Light reattaches a section of hair-bearing scalp to provide nourishment to the balding area

All three state-of-the-art techniques represent the latest advances in hair replacement technology. Dr. Light will select the technique that is most appropriate for patient needs.

Dr. Ben Light, M.D.

It can be very stressful to lose an important part of one’s identity and to experience such a significant change in one’s appearance, whether it’s caused by heredity or disease, hair loss is almost always something that you have no control over.

—Dr. Ben Light, M.D.


Whether caused by heredity, disease, or male pattern baldness, hair loss is almost always something you have no control over. It can be very stressful to lose a fundamental part of your identity and experience such a significant change in your appearance. Hair replacement surgery can treat the effects of hair loss and help men and women reclaim the self-confidence and self-esteem that comes with having a fuller, healthier, and younger-looking head of hair.


Hair replacement patients typically only have to rest a few days before returning to work or resuming their everyday activities. However, it’s essential to refrain from strenuous activities for a few additional weeks. You’ll leave our office with your scalp wrapped in bandages that you’ll need to continue wearing for several days after surgery. You’ll need to return for a follow-up appointment a couple of weeks after surgery so Dr. Light can remove the stitches. The full results of hair replacement surgery may not be visible for up to several months.


Hair transplant requires a significant amount of experience and a high degree of technical skill. It also requires a degree of artistry to create natural-looking hair growth patterns. Dr. Light has the necessary training and expertise to ensure safe and successful results.

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Who are good candidates for hair restoration surgery?

Potential candidates for hair transplant surgery must be in good health and have adequate donor hair. However, the results are dependent upon many factors. These include current age, the extent of hair loss, anticipated future hair loss pattern, texture, color and thickness of your donor’s hair, and the number of sessions needed to complete the hair transplantation. Therefore, it is also crucial to outline what limitations exist to achieve complete hair restoration and carefully evaluate your hair loss pattern.

What is hair transplant surgery?

Hair transplants are a specialized surgical technique. Here’s how it works: Dr. Light transfers small, “donor” bunches of hair growing above the ears and on the back of the head to the front portions of the scalp and crown. In a vast majority of men, this hair is genetically programmed to grow for a lifetime. Thus, the transplanted hair grows continually. Next, Dr. Light transplants these permanent hair grafts into tiny slits created in the recipient area.

What graft types does Dr. Light use?

The most common graft type he uses is called a follicular unit, which is how hair follicles naturally grow. Some hairs grow as single units. Some grow in pairs. Some exist in thicker gatherings of three to four hair follicles. Dr. Light prepares each graft as a follicular unit. Here, they live naturally, so he can transplant them into incisions only large enough for the grafting.