There are multiple reasons for hair loss including illness, reactions to medications or medical procedures, and heredity. For all the reasons behind baldness a hair loss transplant can be the best bet of minimizing the appearance of thinning hair.
The normal cycle of the hair is a growth of 1 centimeter per month. The cycle lasts about 2 to 6 years and then the growth of a hair slows and stops. After a few months hair that has stopped growing falls out and is replaced by new growth. When hair follicles in a certain area of the scalp for whatever reason stop producing new growth then the result is a bald spot. When other remedies have either been investigated or tried than a hair loss transplant might be the solution.
A hair loss transplant is a surgery which involves moving the skin containing viable hair follicles from one area of the body to the parts of the scalp that have become bald. Usually it is used for a condition known as male pattern baldness, but this surgery can is usually successful for a number of conditions. It can even be used for to restore hair in areas such as the eyelashes, eye brow or bread.
These types of skin graft in which skin from areas containing still-functional hair follicles are transplanted into bald areas of the scalp have been going on for quite some time. As early as the 1950's it was demonstrated that new growth was possible and transplanted hair would thrive in the grafted site just as they would in their original natural placement. The technique has natural been perfected more and more it became more popular in the 1980's when more patients had the income and desire to have to surgically end their baldness through a hair loss transplant.
At this point hair loss transplant is a very routine surgery with a reasonable price. Side effects are uncommon and usually mild. Since this procedure works for any type of baldness the surgery is worth looking into by anyone experiencing hair loss.