Excessive hair loss is attributed to a number of reasons - genetics, illness, medications, or even a poor diet. It can be extremely disturbing and embarrassing and there are two approaches to hair loss prevention – medical intervention and diet. When in doubt, see a dermatologist. He will be able to recommend a topical application or a pill. These can be quite effective but the drawback is that they work for only as long as they are used. Your hair will start falling when you quit. Hair replacement is another option available to both men and women. Some of the common methods are hair grafts and scalp reduction. Hair grafting is an outpatient procedure done at the dermatologist’s office. Several sessions are usually required to achieve a natural look. Scalp reduction surgeries are just what they sound like. Skin which doesn’t have hair is surgically removed so that it looks like one has a full head of hair. It can be performed in conjunction with hair grafting.