Going bald is something all men dread. It seems to be a sign of old age and in our youth based culture this can be a death toll for both dating and job promotion. Women prefer men with a full head of hair because balding men tend to remind them of their dad or grandfather. If you are a man losing his hair you can combat this problem by finding the hair restoration technique that works best for you.
There are literally thousands of hair products on the market that claim to help with growing hair in bald spots. In reality, most of them do not work as claimed. Even the two drugs accepted by the US FDA as certified to improve hair growth only work about 50% to 75% of the time. And this isn't even full coverage. Success is claimed whenever there is any hair growth in the bald spot.
There is a technique that does offer almost 100% relief from the embarrassment of bald spots. This procedure is known as hair transplantation with hair implants. This method has been around for about 50 years but the results were not very good at the beginning. Originally these hair implants were known as hair plugs because of the crude methods used to transplant the hair. The surgeons at that time removed fairly large chunks of scalp with growing hair and then attached those chunks to the bald spot. The result was little islands of hair growing every which way.
That has now changed as new microsurgery techniques have been applied to hair restoration. The procedures have now advanced to the point that strained hair implantation surgeons can actually remove and reinsert individual hair follicles. This result in a very natural looking head of hair that is almost impossible to notice.
In the current technique a surgeon removes a strip of scalp from an area of the head that still has good hair growth. As you can notice, most men who suffer from male pattern baldness still continue to grow hair at the back of the head. Thus, this area is used for the harvesting of transplantable hair follicles. Once the individual follicles are removed from the scalp patch and prepared they are inserted into the bald patch normally at the top front of the head.
These transplanted hair shafts now grow as if they were still located at the area of the scalp where natural hair continues to grow. A skilled surgeon can insert the follicles in such a way that the directional growth is the same as the surrounding hair and thus it is very difficult to detect. This method is very effective at giving a man a head fully covered with hair once again.