Baldness affects millions of men and women. Although some individuals do not find this to be a distressing condition, there are a great number of people who feel so. Sometimes, the use of wigs adequately covers the bald areas. In other cases, patients choose to have surgical correction in an attempt to achieve a more permanent improvement. There are basically three types of surgical procedures used to correct baldness.
In hair transplantation, it is the hair on the back and sides, that is surgically moved to the top of the head in the form of a tiny skin graft. Because the hair is genetically programmed to grow a lifetime, it will continue to grow even though it has been transplanted to a different site. This is medical fact, and has been repeatedly proven for more than thirty five years.
For some patients, a hairline may need re-creation; for others, more extensive hair replacement may be required. Few patients may want to add density to existing transplants, and others may want to correct a transplanted hairline with which they are dissatisfied. Some patients want to correct sparse eyebrows or scars on the scalp. All these individuals, both men and women, are good candidates for the procedure.