These days it seems like doctors can transplant almost anything. Heart transplants and kidney transplants have become fairly common procedures but things like eye transplants and even face transplants are a lot more risky and still in an experimental phase. The same goes for hair transplants. Although its come a long way in the last 10 years, its still procedure that is being refined and many are only having limited success with it.

Hair loss affects both men and women and there are countless treatments that promise the world. In reality, mots people simply cannot regrow their own hair no matter how good the treatment or therapy. For these people there has to be an alternative and hair transplants has been hailed as the ultimate "quick fix" solution. The promise of instantly getting a full head of hair again does sound great, but is it that great in reality?

The earlier forms of hair transplants were very rudimentary and relied on transplanting patches of hair from one part of the body to another. The common male balding patter usually leaves healthy hair on the side of the head. By implanting patches of the healthy hair unto the bald spot, you could have a full head of hair again. the problem with this was that it often looked very unnatural and the future growth of the hair was very limited. Its generally considered to be unsuccessful.

The latest hair transplant procedure is proving to be much more successful and it addresses many of the issues that some of the earlier surgeries lacked. The latest surgery actually transplants small hair follicles instead of patches of hair. This microscopic surgery leaves virtually no scars and it looks much more natural. The long term health of the hair is also much better and its definitely something worth looking into.

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