In the most common type of permanent hair loss, only the top of the head is affected. Hair transplant, or restoration surgery, can make the most of the hair left.
During a hair transplant procedure, the surgeon removes hair from a part of the head that has hair (typically the back of the head) and transplants it to a bald spot. Each patch of hair has between one and a few hair follicles (micrografts and minigrafts). Sometimes a larger strip of skin containing multiple hair groupings is taken. This procedure doesn't require staying in, but it is painful so the procedure tends to occur under sedation to ease the discomfort. Possible risks include bleeding, bruising, swelling and infection. Patients may need more than one surgery to get the effect wanted. Hereditary hair loss will eventually progress despite surgery.
Lifestyle and home remedies
On the market, there are various hair care methods that can be used to help people feel better about the hair loss. This includes using styling products that add volume, colour that makes the hairless scalp look less obvious, using a hairstyle that makes a widening part less noticeable. Some use wigs or extensions, or shave their head.