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Illustration of the strip harvesting technique for hair transplantation prescribed in cases of widespread baldness. The technique involves removing a fine strip of scalp tissue 20 cm long by 1 cm wide under local anaesthetic. Tiny grafts of roughly 5 hairs are produced and transplanted into the bald area. Regrowth within 6 months and visible results within a year.
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