Almost forgot about that nonsense. Right up there with replacing the Vedek's brain with a positronic matrix.
What about transporters? With a single-hair they were able to completely restore Pulaski to her normal self. Or when they were able to restore Picard from the transporter log.
Star Trek and technological non-sense have gone hand in hand for nearly fifty years now.
Of course then there's the biggest technological cheat... "sleep".