Newest Baldness Cures: Leg Hair Transplants and Scalp Tattoos

The women of Hollywood aren't the only ones spending big bucks on beauty treatments. Guys trying some drastic new procedures in a bid to fight hair loss.

Ever wonder what takes an actor from the supporting cast to box office stardom? It might have something to do with his gorgeously thick head full of...leg hair.

That’s right, it’s not just Tinseltown’s female stars who undergo injections, implants and other appearance-enhancing tricks and treatments. According to The Hollywood Reporter magazine, the guys are having plenty of work done, too, and keeping baldness at bay ranks high on the body-morphing charts.

Perhaps the most surprising news here is that some actors are getting their leg hair — yes, leg hair — transplanted to their hairlines, the magazine reports, noting that one California doc charges $8,000 for the procedure. And you thought epilators were cringe-worthy.

Another hair supplementation trend: tattoos. According to the Reporter, “scalp micropigmentation” gives guys permanent color — for between $3,000 and $10,000 per session — so they don’t have to rely on makeup artists to hide those balding spots.

"There are a lot of actors who have had bad hair-transplant scars or are covering a bald spot, and this frees them from using makeup," the New Hair Institute’s Jae Pak tells the magazine.

The clinicians at the New Hair Institute even purport to make the hair tats look like stubble or a buzz cut, with Jamie Foxx and Vin Diesel ‘dos often requested, the Reporter adds.

Of course, more traditional hair loss-prevention methods are standard, too — think Rogaine and Propecia. One Los Angeles doctor tells the magazine that his practice has a wait list running three months long for $300-a-pop appointments.

So, now we’re all itching to know: Who are these stars that are paying big bucks to hide their balding ways? Obviously, the doctors aren’t talking, but, the Reporter notes, when Matthew McConaughey copped to using Regenix to fill out his hairline, the company’s business shot up 20 percent.

And his leg hair, we assume, is still intact.

Lesley Kennedy writes for Follow ShopAtHome on Twitter @shopathome and Lesley on Google+.

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