As the baby boomers age there are more and more medical conditions that are finding their way into the news. The embarrassment of baldness is one of them. This generation has brought the youth culture along with it ever since the 60's. And we aren't ready to stop now. Baldness or bald patches make a man look 10 to 15 years older than he really is. This is not acceptable and luckily there is a solution to this problem.

The best way to cover up thinning or balding spots is with your own natural hair. The new hair plugs offer this solution by transplanting hair follicles from areas that still have good hair growth into the areas where the growth has stopped or slowed down. Originally, in the 1950's, when this procedure was first developed it was necessary to actually remove a portion of the scalp that had hair still growing and then suture the opening back together. This left an ugly scar and also opened the door for potential infection. Many men found this process unacceptable and thus suffered the jokes about being a chrome dome.

The new micro-transplantation techniques have found a way around the need to remove strips of scalp. Instead of cutting out a section of skin this process actually removes individual hair follicles and then the surgeon can place them in the exact position required. He or she also has the opportunity to insert the hair follicles in such a way that they lay in the same direction as the original surrounding hair. By using this new method of hair implants the cosmetic surgeon can offer a solution that is much less intrusive than the old hair plugs procedures. When a skilled physician is done with this hair treatment the patient has a full head of hair that all matches perfectly. It is very difficult to see any indication of a hair transplantation procedure having been performed even with a close inspection.

Although hair plugs are not cheap they do compare favorably with the costs of other on going treatments over the life of the patient. Depending on the clinic and the geographical area where the procedure is performed the individual transplants run about three to seven dollars each. The number of actual implants varies depending on several factors including the size of the bald spot and the shaft thickness of the donor hair. Your best bet is to go for a free consultation with a reputable hair transplant surgeon and get an estimate. Be sure to ask to see before and after pictures of past clients. I think you will be amazed.