Why More Men are Opting for Hair Transplants
For years, speaking openly about hair transplants was a rarity—unless it was as the butt of some bad joke. Though millions dreamed about reviving the locks of their youth, the stigma attached to plastic surgery and fear of receiving pluggy results held many back from seriously considering the procedure.
However, times are quickly changing and more men are going under-the-knife for better hair every day. According to ISHRS, the hair restoration market has soared an incredible 64% between 2014 and 2017 worldwide! Just between 2014 and 2016, the industry jumped from pulling in $2.5 billion up to a whopping $4.1 billion.
So, what’s causing this massive rise in hair transplant popularity? There’s no single correct answer. Instead, several medical, technological and cultural factors have all culminated together to create a growing number of men ready to take back their own, natural hair—for life.
Today, the most common hair restoration procedures are the follicular unit excision (FUE) and the follicular unit transplantation (FUT). When performed by expert hair restoration surgeons utilizing the most recent medical advancements, both methods provide stunning results with little downtime.
Essentially, both procedures harvest hair follicles from a donor area of your scalp—an area where those suffering from male-pattern baldness don’t lose hair. Then, these follicles are transplanted into thousands of tiny incisions into balding areas of the scalp.
Within a few months, each patient’s own hair begins to grow into previously balding areas. For those undergoing an FUT, where a strip taken from the donor area is used, a small scar will be hidden by new hair growth. With an FUE, all scarring will be easily hidden with shorter haircuts.
By using the newest research, training and technology—like the state-of-the-art ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System—patients can only expect results to become even better.
More Natural Results
Those days of obvious hair plugs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Now, improved technology, impeccably trained surgeons and enhanced procedures are providing patients with nothing short of natural-looking hair.
As long as patients choose a great hair restoration team, nobody will know they weren’t born with a full, lush mane. Now that word is getting out that hair transplants actually look not just good, but amazing, more guys are eager to explore the procedure themselves.
Thanks to more celebrities including Robbie Williams, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Gordon Ramsey admitting to enhancing their hair—plus a few others we strongly suspect did the same (we’re looking at you Elon Musk)—more men are feeling empowered to follow their lead.
Whether we like it or not, our society loves following the rich and famous. As men see respected celebrities admit to undergoing cosmetic surgery and rave about the results, they’re inclined to consider undergoing the procedure themselves.
Permanent, Long Lasting Results
Remedies like shampoos and medications are safe and effective. They can also enhance the gains you get from a transplant, but they are not permanent. Medications like Rogaine & Propecia stop working shortly after a patient stops using them so they need to be continued for life. This is a commitment that can pose a barrier for many men. Without medication, hair loss will continue progressing but can be slowed down again when the medication is continued.
With a hair transplant surgery, your hair is essentially permanent because of the genetics of the donor hair. Since surgeons are literally taking follicles from the non-balding, donor part of your scalp, you’ll see it growing for a lifetime.
Though many patients return for repeat procedures, after a quick recovery, most patients look forward to life with a permanently improved hair.
Minimal Side Effects
As mentioned above, medications are incredibly popular and effective hair restoration solutions. However, a small number of men do report side effects which can be as frustrating as the hair loss itself. Severe side effects are rare and usually reversible.
In contrast, hair restoration patients use their own, natural hair to create lifelong results. After all, you’re literally just growing your own hair—just moving it from one area of your scalp to another. Dr. Krejci likes to say, “We’re taking the tulips from the backyard and putting them in the front yard.”
Aside from minimal pain during and after the procedure, along with temporary swelling or bruising, recovery from a hair transplant procedure is very predictable with minimal complications when performed by a skilled surgeon. Once the new grafts start growing, men can expect to keep growing their hair for a lifetime, with no compromises.
Our hair defines us like no other part of the body. It’s an integral piece of our personality, our self-expression and just—ourselves. Although some men do happily embrace baldness, it’s devastating for many others. By losing their hair, many men feel like their losing their youth, their sexuality and not surprisingly, their self-esteem.
Until very recent human history, aside from hiding under wigs or hats, there was little anyone could do but begrudgingly accept their hairless fate. However, modern men finally have access to safe, effective alternatives that actually allow them to grow their own hair.
Now, more men are accepting the fact that having more hair does make them feel better about themselves. So, why not take action—and take back their self-esteem.
Isn’t it time you felt better about yourself, and your hair? Then trust the expert team at Limmer HTC and finally regain the full, lush hair you’ve been dreaming of. Call us today at (210) 496-9992 at or set up an appointment online anytime.