Baldness or loss of scalp hair is a very common condition. There are many reasons for hair loss the commonest being male pattern baldness that is associated with a genetic predisposition and ageing. Hormonal changes may also result in hair loss and it can also occur as a consequence of disease or its treatment. Hair loss may be associated with scarring due to injury or burns.
Hair loss can affect a person’s self-image and self-esteem sometimes leading to depression and anxiety.
Hair transplant surgery involves removing small pieces of hair-bearing scalp grafts from a donor site and relocating them to a bald or thinning area. It restores the hair permanently. This technique primarily helps to treat male pattern baldness and hair loss due to scars from injury or burns.