Hair transplants and scalp reduction surgery are available to treat androgenetic alopecia
when more conservative measures have failed. During transplantation
or cosmetic surgeon takes tiny plugs of skin, each containing one to several hairs, from the back or side of the scalp. The plugs are then implanted into the bald sections. Several transplant sessions may be needed as hereditary hair loss
progresses with time.
Scalp reduction means decreasing the area of bald skin on the head. The scalp and the top part of the head may seem to have a snug fit. But the skin can become flexible and stretched enough for some of it to be surgically removed. After hairless scalp is removed, the space is closed with hair-covered scalp.
Surgical procedures to treat baldness
are expensive and can be painful. Possible risks include infection and scarring.