When Is it Time to Consider a Hair Transplant Procedure?

By   July 14, 2016

Did you know that, right now, millions of men are looking at the prospect of thinning hair or hair loss? So if you’re going through that right now, you’re far from alone. One possible solution is the use of hair transplants to give you your hair back, giving you a natural look that will last for years. It’s important to know, though, that a long-term solution like this one should only happen when it is right for you. Take these considerations in mind when deciding whether it is time for a transplant for you.

Are you old enough?

If you’re in your 20s or even your early 30s, it could be a little too soon. Transplants do provide a natural look for years, but if you’re on this side of 35, you (knock on wood) still have a long way to go. When the rest of your hair starts to thin naturally as a part of old age, the area with the transplants could become evident, damaging your look. If you’re close to 40 or older, the transplants have a much better chance of standing the test of time.

Is your hair affecting your self-confidence?

One of the most common reasons why patients head in for a hair transplant is that they are losing confidence and just want to feel positive about themselves again. Hair loss does not affect everyone the same way emotionally, but for some, losing their hair influences their self-esteem to the point that only getting that look back will give them confidence. Many patients report suffering anxiety when they lose hair. A transplant can restore your positive outlook on the world. If you your hairline is causing problems with your self esteem, then please visit this website to get the hair restoration treatment you need.

Is the thinning process just beginning?

The sooner you seek treatment, the less apparent the changes will be — and the more thoroughly the treatment can work. If you notice your hair just starting to thin, the time can be right to go in for a consultation. Even if you don’t get a transplant immediately, putting together a schedule is empowering.

Which Top Celebrities Have Had Hair Transplants?

By   July 14, 2016

If your hair is thinning out (or disappearing altogether), you might be wondering if a hair transplant is for you. Many men go through the same decision — among them some well-known celebrities. Let’s look at some famous men who have used hair transplants to revitalize their appearance.

John Travolta Head Shot

John Travolta — that’s right, the heartthrob from Grease and Saturday Night Fever has augmented his looks with some hair transplants. Between 2011 and 2014, a classic case of male pattern baldness became a widow’s peak, buttressed by transplants.

 

 

Jude Law Head ShotJude Law — Hair loss even hits the coolest of Brits, and Law is no exception. However, if you look at pictures of him after 2014, you can see some of the warning signs at work that keep some men from getting the transplants done, as the core shape of the bald pattern is still there, but his hair looks more like seaweed than anything else.

 

 

Costner HairKevin Costner — Didn’t you notice his receding hairline back in the 1980s, in such films as Bull Durham? The only explanation for the stability in his hair — and the growth that has come back since then — is the use of transplants.

 

 

 

John Cryer's Hair After His Hair TransplantJon Cryer — In the summer of 2013, this co-star of “Two and a Half Men” went from having a thinning hair across the entire top of his head to a relatively full pallet. When talk show host Conan O’Brien asked him about this miracle, Cryer told him what had happened: he had not gotten a hairpiece but, instead, had gone through the transplant process.

 

 

Tom Hanks After His Hair RestorationTom Hanks — Back when he was making such 1980s hits like Big, Hanks’ hair was already on the decline. Since then, though, his hairline has remained in place. The difference? It certainly looks like some transplants have kept things from receding further.

 

 

Curious about using this process yourself? It does not work for everyone, but if done correctly, it can keep your hairline where it is — and even bring it back forward.Contact us to learn more

Why a Hair Transplant Is a Bad Idea

By   July 13, 2016

Prince William Balding at Young AgeFor a lot of men who are losing hair earlier in life than they think they should, getting a hair transplant is often one of the first ideas that come to mind. Before you run right out and get one, though, here are some considerations as to why you should wait.

1. It’s unlikely that you will get the hair you think you will. Even if you spend a ton of cash, you’re not going to get more than a quarter of your hair’s original density. So you’ll be able to comb it all over the top, which is great if you’re a fan of Donald Trump’s hair, or the hair that your uncles had back in the 1970s, but other than that, you might want to think about something else.

2. Even the hair that you get will age and get thinner. Let’s say you get a transplant when you’re 35. When you’re 45, or 50, it will look like someone planted arugula on your head. They don’t age well.

3. The area around the transplant will get thinner as time goes by. That’s right — you think that the rest of your hair is not going to thin, just because you got a transplant? Wrong. They will thin out because that’s part of the aging process. That means that the dots that you got in the procedure will stand out.

Box of Minoxidil4. The medicines don’t work that well either. Propecia and Minoxidil spent a fortune on advertising when they first came out — and rightly so, at least according to their profit model, because the money came pouring in. However, these medicines stop working — Propecia “thins out” after about five years. The other medications on the market don’t have the FDA backing of Minoxidil or Propecia, which means that not only do they not work, but they haven’t been tested as safely.

So what should you do? Follow the lead of such men’s men like Bruce Willis and Patrick Stewart and take a razor to the whole thing. Your mirror will thank you.