Baldness can be treated surgically by several different methods of hair transplantation. In the method shown here, a strip of skin and hair is taken from a donor site, usually at the back of your scalp or behind your ears. The removed hairs and their attached follicles are then inserted into the bald area on the scalp, which is called the recipient site. You will usually be given a mild sedative, and both the donor and recipient sites on the scalp are anaesthetized before the procedure is carried out.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.