Medicine: Gone Today, but Hair Tomorrow

Surgery and drugs are giving new hope to the balding

Vanity, thy name is woman? A bald lie if you ask doctors. For one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world is usually requested by men: hair transplants. In recent years, medical efforts to reforest bare scalps have become increasingly sophisticated. A combination of new surgical procedures can now mask baldness so faithfully that "only the patient and his doctor will know for sure," according to Dermatologist Theodore Tromovitch of San Francisco. At the same time, research on a new drug treatment suggests the hair-raising possibility that baldness can be...

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