Hair transplant surgery has gained significant traction in the press in recent years, mainly because many male celebrities have become advocates of the procedure, including Wayne Rooney and Gordon Ramsey. Men now realise that hair loss is no longer incurable and there is a choice to be made, i.e. do you let your hair fall out naturally or do you take active measures to repair your hairline and reverse hair-loss?
When people think of hair restoration not only do they think of male patients but specifically they’re thinking about the condition male pattern baldness, which is hereditary. This is but one cause of hair-loss however, there are many others, and both women and men can experience varying degrees of hair-loss in their lifetime.
Hair restoration is the most effective way to treat male pattern baldness, however, the procedure can also be used to treat other kinds of hair-loss too. For example, a patient may experience hair-loss if their scalp has been damaged because they have been in an accident.
Also, hair transplant techniques can also be used away from the scalp, for instance to improve/restore eyebrows or beards.
So, what are the aims of hair-loss surgery? This all depends on the patient. Typically, a patient may want to repair a hairline and reverse the effects of hereditary hair-loss. However, there are many other advocates of hair loss surgery, including those who have suffered hair-loss as a result of trauma.