hair transplant is the best treatment for hair loss
Do not think so.
When you see the TV ad of Bosley Hair restoration, you can count two or three hair transplants that are actually true. The rest are fake.
You must know that the hair to be transplanted comes from the back of the head, using hair that grows close to the neck, which is supposed to last a life time growing.
The problem with several pictures of the Bosley ad, is that the heads show a dense hair growing in the bald area in people who have had a great bald area on their heads, and there is not such amount of hair to be pulled from the back of the head...UNLESS, Bosley's doctors have been "collecting" hair from early patients to be "sold" to patients who pay very well to buy additional hair from somebody else, as long as their body won't reject them.
There is a chart where hair transplant shows its "limitations" because the reason given above, and notice that some of the pictures shown in Bosley's ad are way over their own chart limitation.
I have met with a person who have had a transplant with Bosley, and yes, the transplant looks natural, but the amount of hair is very light, and barely is similar to the pictures shown in Bosley ads with lots and dense transplanted hair. From a little far away, this person looks bald anyway. He was told that such is as much as he can have hair transplanted. He can't sue because the guarantee is for hair to grow, not so about how it will "look" after the surgery.
There are actors who have had hair transplant, and who later, when more hair continued falling, they show great empty spaces that don't look "natural".
If a person is losing hair at fast rate, the best is to stay bald. No transplant will cover the fast losing of hair, and will waste lots of money for nothing.
Hair transplants look OK while the person continues to hold the original hair for a while, but age makes the trick and when these are lost, the transplanted hair will look ridiculous.
The "warranty and guarantee" offered by hair transplant business cover barely the minimum grow of hair. It won't cover a lifetime growing, neither the quantity. If the doctor says he pulled 2,000 hairs (plugs) from the back, he won't guarantee that 2,000 hairs will grow on the transplanted area.
Besides this part, the patient is under anesthesia and nobody, but the doctor and assistants will "count" the extracted hair. Pray they are not crooks.
To conclude, hair transplant is not a "permanent solution" but a temporary one. It is very expensive, so, if you want to have "natural hair" for a while, then hair transplant is a solution.