The term hair restoration can mean many things. Most people think of hair transplants when they hear the term hair restoration. Hair transplants are very popular because the technology has become much more sophisticated. Hair transplanting is a type of hair restoration that involves the surgical transplant of the hair follicles from one area of the body to the scalp. The follicles can be removed from another part of the scalp where the hair is quite thick and full or it can be removed from other parts of the body. The transplant is permanent and if you work with a good cosmetic surgeon it will look as natural as the hair looked before the balding occurred.
Hair restoration doesn’t have to be as extreme as transplanting follicles from one area of the body to another. There are many hair restoration products on the market today that do not involve surgery at all. For consumers that have just started to lose their hair they will find products like Rogaine and Propecia very helpful. Both of these products have been approved by the FDA and have been proven to stop the loss of hair and will help to re-grow hair. There are other treatments that may be helpful as well, including Revivogen and many other products that contain the herb Saw Palmetto. Unfortunately these treatments are generally not effective for someone that has long term hair loss or those that are severely bald. Consulting with a cosmetic surgeon that specializes in hair transplants will give you an idea if you are a candidate for the procedure or not of if less invasive techniques are the type of hair restoration you need.