As we begin to hit the higher numbers, in terms of age, most of us - dread the same things - feeling old, and more importantly starting to show our age. For anyone blessed with good skin and hair that maintains its color into the later years - consider yourself part of a select, lucky few. For the rest of us, graying hair, skin wrinkles, weight gain and even hair loss has occurred and contributes to our negative feelings associated with old age.

While these various occurrences can signify we're getting older by altering our appearances, many of us still feel young on the inside. Thanks to taking better care of ourselves than our ancestors and advancements in medical technology- some people are living longer, healthier lives. So you can imagine the anguish that sets in when we are feeling this great on the inside then start noticing that our hair is falling out and there are areas of balding scalp when we look in the mirror.

Luckily the same advancements in medical technology that are allowing us to live longer, has also provided new techniques in hair transplantation allowing us to hold on to some of our youthful appearance - when it comes to our tresses at least.

Hair transplantation involves a surgical procedure to remove hair from a healthy area of the scalp (usually the back and sides of the scalp) and transplantation of those follicles into the thinning or balding areas. Once the hair is transplanted, these lucky patients will begin to have permanent hair growing again in those areas of concern.

There are numerous techniques used for the removal and implantation of the hair follicles when performing a hair transplant and each have their benefits. If you're serious about gaining back your youthful appearance and you are considering a hair transplant, your first step is talking with a professional to assess your hair transplant needs. Most reputable hair restoration clinics will provide a free no-obligation consultation to evaluate your hair loss and your suitability for a successful transplant. If indeed you are a good candidate for transplant, you will soon be on your way to gaining back the hair that you have so sorely missed.