There are many available treatments for hair loss in the market including application of chemical solutions or stimulation treatments that attempt to strengthen the root of the hair or hair follicle. The topical treatment Minoxidil (ROGAINE®) is the only FDA-approved product clinically shown to help strengthen hair follicles and stimulate hair growth in the vertex or head crown. However, it is not very effective for treating patients with extensive hair loss or complete baldness. For this reason, the success rate of chemical and stimulatory treatments in slowing or stopping hair loss progression is not consistent and for some people, the available hair loss treatments are completely ineffective. Other people opt for surgical hair transplants which normally involve removing small sections of skin-containing hair follicles from the back of the head and transplanting the graft to the bald area.
However, a hair transplant may be costly, painful, and require high-level maintenance after the treatment. In some cases, the hair transplant either does not provide sufficient coverage to the affected area or is not successful.