Study finds hair transplants make men look younger and more attractive

As study finds hair transplants make men look younger and more attractive, James Nesbitt reveals the confidence boost he received
A recent study carried out by a team from the Baltimore Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has found hair transplants help to make men appear younger and more attractive.

Observers were shown pictures of balding men before and after they underwent a hair transplant. In the before pictures they were considered less attractive and older-looking than in their images after undergoing a hair transplant. They were also considered more approachable and successful with a full head of hair.

The results of the study are bad news for men who are already self-conscious about their balding locks. However, they also show just how effective hair transplants can be. Celebrity James Nesbitt explained in a recent interview that his hair transplant provided him with a significant boost in confidence. So, could a hair transplant be the best treatment option for those suffering from male pattern baldness?

The results of the study are bad news for men who are already self-conscious about their balding locks. However, they also show just how effective hair transplants can be. Celebrity James Nesbitt explained in a recent interview that his hair transplant provided him with a significant boost in confidence. So, could a hair transplant be the best treatment option for those suffering from male pattern baldness?

Actor reveals hair transplant boosted his confidence and career

James Nesbitt hair transplantsJames Nesbitt, best known for his role in the TV series, Cold Feet, has recently opened up about his hair transplant experience. While he acknowledges his choice to undergo the procedure was partly for his own sense of self-worth, he also believes it gave his career a boost too.

It’s understandable that actors feel compelled to constantly look their best, but this recent study illustrates that even those men living away from the limelight are under pressure to retain a full head of hair. While there has always been a popular theory that bald men are more virile, most men would rather keep their locks than not.
Nesbitt isn’t the first star to undergo a hair transplant and he certainly won’t be the last, but is it a good choice for those suffering with male pattern baldness?

Understanding male pattern baldness

Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss experienced by men. It’s largely a hereditary condition and though it’s more common in men over 50, it can start to affect men in their early 20s.

Initially, there were eight known genetic markers associated with the condition. However, genetic researchers at The University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology have recently discovered over 200 genetic markers linked to male pattern baldness. The study found 280 genetic markers, some of which can be used to determine whether or not a man would develop severe hair loss later in life.

It’s a huge revelation into the condition, though there is still a lot to be learnt about male pattern baldness. For now, there are many treatments available and hair transplants are one of the more permanent options on offer. However, it’s important to note that hair transplants aren’t always suitable, depending upon the severity and pattern of baldness experienced.

In order for a hair transplant to be successful, there needs to be a good donor site either at the back or sides of the scalp. If the baldness is severe, a hair transplant may not be viable. Overall, male pattern baldness is a common issue experienced by men and it can lead to serious problems with self-confidence. Hair transplants are just one treatment option available which can help you get back a full head of hair.

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