Why do people have hair transplants? It is a common question especially asked by those who have just found out about the treatment. This blog helps bridge the gap in understanding.
Firstly- What Is A Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant surgery involves taking hair from one part of the body and moving it (transplanting it) to another part.
Commonly the procedure is used to restore hair to bald areas of the head. In people who have undergone a particular type of hair loss, hair transplantation may be the only treatment that can give them hair again.
As you might see in elderly gentleman, hair is often lost on the top and crown but is thick on the back and sides. The hair on the back and sides can be taken out and re-implanted into bald areas of the scalp. These hairs will eventually grow and provide a set of hair you can style again.
The procedure can even be used to transplant hairs to the eyebrows, beard and other areas of the body. The hairs on the back and sides of the scalp are usually permanent hairs so once they are transplanted- the effect should be permanent.
Why Can’t I Take A Tablet Or Spray?
The tablet and spray you may be referring to are called Finasteride (Propecia®) and Minoxidil (Regaine®). Both treatments work really well in people who have thinning hair or are actively losing hair. However, in people who have lost hair and have completely bald areas of the scalp- these hairs will simply NOT grow back. A hair transplant is the only treatment that can restore hair to these areas.
So, Why Do People Have Hair Transplants?
Ultimately, it boils down to the following points:
- Are you bothered by your hair loss?
- Do you want to prevent any further hair loss?
- Do you want to restore hair to areas you have lost it?
If you answer to 1 is yes then go onto question 2. If question 2 is yes then great- there are many options for treatment (click HERE). Should you want to restore your hair style then by answering yes to question 3 you may benefit from a hair transplant.
But why do people say yes to wanting hair in areas that are now bald? It is not uncommon for patients visiting The Treatment Rooms London to come in and say, “I would like a hair transplant”. It seems they have already answered yes to all the 3 questions above and already made the mental leap.
“I Would Like A Hair Transplant”
Wanting to have a hair transplant because you desire to have hair where it once was is often sparked from an underlying core reason. At The Treatment Rooms London we often find our patients share common reasons such as:
- Wanting to feel young again- missing out on having hair previously whilst friends or family may still have theirs
- Having hair again will help boost perceived masculinity and professionalism
Sometimes, patients even cite that a footballer’s hairstyle has inspired them to address their own hair loss.
Wanting to feel young again
If you have lost your hair you can feel particularly annoyed when everyone else around you still has theirs. We understand the feeling of you don’t understand the “importance of something until you’ve lost it”. Hair loss fits perfectly in this concept.
We already know that balding is association with the perception of being older. Undergoing a hair transplant and restoring hair to the head can therefore reverse this discrimination.
Boosting masculinity and professionalism
Healthy strong hair can really boost your confidence. In a survey conducted by Dove, 8/10 men admitted to a person’s hair being tied to how professional they looked. Together with a suit, briefcase and clean shoes a professional, healthy looking set of hair is now a modern addition.
Gone are the days where baldness was a lifelong sentence. With the advancement of follicular unit excision, men can sport thicker hair-dos that can be styled.
At The Treatment Rooms London we are seeing more and more businessmen and those alike turning to our Surgeons for help in restoring their hair. Not only are we a UK hair transplant clinic we are regulated and licensed to operate. That means, businessmen can trust our clinic with their hair and the eventual cosmetic outcome. Having been established as South London’s first hair transplant clinic we have developed a premier service that complements the modern day working professional. No corners are cut in working to achieve a hair you and we are proud of.
So if you are interested in finding out more and have looked in detail about what a hair transplant is- contact us today. We can guide the next steps on your hair regrowth journey. Simply book your free consultation today.
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