What is the permanent solution to baldness?

April 26, 2012
What is the permanent solution to baldness?


Hair transplant surgery FUT or FUE are the only permanent solutions to hair loss.

The FUE technique involves the Bosley physician  extracting  individual follicles that contain 1-3 hairs.  These follicles are taken from the donor area and moved to areas of thinning or baldness.

The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure differs from the FUT procedure where follicles are dissected microscopically from the donor strip that has already been removed from the patient.  The FUT procedure could leave a thin, fine scar that is typically concealed by the remaining hair.

Those best suited for the new FUE hair transplant procedure are:

  • Patients interested in a smaller procedure, one typically up to around 1,000 grafts
  • Patients where the donor supply is limited
  • Patients where scalp elasticity is limited
  • Patients who need or want to wear their hair short
  • Patients who don’t mind having their donor hair clipped short at the time of the procedure

Hair transplantation is a relatively simple procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis at a Regional Surgical Office.  Use the Bosley Office Locator to find the office nearest you.

Other hair loss treatments could be part of a complete treatment plan as decided by you and your Bosley physician.  Treatments include Propecia®, Minoxidil (part of 5-step systems Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Professional Strength for Women) and the Bosley Laser Comb.

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Learn more about permanent solutions to baldness by scheduling a free, private consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor.  Your general questions on the causes of hair loss for men and women will be answered along with the available FDA approved hair loss treatments.  A typical range of cost for these treatments will also be provided.  However, only a Bosley physician can determine your candidacy for hair transplant surgery and provide you with a definitive answer on cost.