When you look at the perfect image that Hollywood likes to portray then it would be easy to assume that all Hollywood actors simply have perfect genetics that have gifted them with good looks, great physiques and a perfect head of hair.
The truth is that, when it comes to hair loss, celebrities are just as susceptible to it as your average member of public. Whilst celebrities generally don’t publicize it when they get a hair transplant, there are many A list actors who are suspected to have undergone hair restoration. Actors who are believed to have had a hair transplant include Kevin Costner, Billy Bob Thornton, Matthew McConaughey and Mel Gibson.
It’s not only celebrities in the States who opt for hair transplants though. There are plenty of UK celebrities who’ve opted for hair restoration surgery, including soccer star, Wayne Rooney and renowned chef, Gordon Ramsay amongst others.
This trend for celebrities getting hair transplants highlights the fact that hair loss is something that affects everyone, no matter how much money and status they may have. Losing hair can be devastating for some men and takes a great toll on their confidence. Fortunately we’re now living in an age where there are viable solutions available on the market.
How hair loss science has advanced
Not only are there provenly effectively treatments in the form of finasteride and minoxidil to help prevent hair loss and regrow hair, but hair transplant techniques have advanced to the point where seamless results are now possible.
There’s no doubt that a lot of people still perceive hair transplants as being a last ditch, desperate attempt to hold onto hair for some men. These people are usually very ill-informed when it comes to hair restoration surgery and often picture the “plug” look that was so prevalent in the 70s and early 80s.
Hair transplantation techniques that are used in clinics today are very refined and make use of individual hair follicles to achieve the most natural look possible. The two most common types of hair transplants are Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as a strip procedure.
Whilst both FUT and FUE provide natural looking results, the quality of the transplant will also depend largely on the skill of the surgeon. This is why it’s always vital to seek out a surgeon who comes highly recommended and has a lot of experience in carrying out hair restoration procedures.
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