Is There Such a Thing As Surgery to Install Anchors in the Scalp Where Fake Hair Can Attach?

Is There Such a Thing As Surgery to Install Anchors in the Scalp Where Fake Hair Can Attach?

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Regarding Scalp Anchors For Fake Hair

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This is a bad idea. I have seen disasters that have resulted from this procedure. The anchors aould be rejected by your head and become a source of infection, abscess formation and scarring.

Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Anchors for hair

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Anchor devices for hairpeces.

I answered a similarly worded question yesterday. I will submit a portion of it today.

Around 15-18 years ago, a system for bone anchors implanted in the skull and protuding above the surace of the skin was developed. A hairpece system which had female snap  was snapped onto the protruding male snaps . This seemed to be a secure way to always get the hairpece in the same position and allowed the wearer to remove the system at night. This just did not become popular.

Also, I would not recommend a suture attachment ( a typeof transdermal attachment) for a hair system although such approaches were done in the past.




Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD
Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Anchors for hairpiece.

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Anchors for hairpiece can be done by making "bridges of skin" on the scalp for fixation. These can last for years if properly maintained and not too much pressure used.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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