A thirtieth birthday present isn’t usually a momentous occasion for many men. The most they can expect in the form of presents is perhaps a new watch or a track day driving experience. However, if you’re a young man with a family history of hair loss, maybe you’d be forgiven to wish for something a little more practical. This is what happened to Tom. Tom wasn’t expecting much for his thirtieth birthday and to say his dad’s present was a shocker would be an understatement.
Featured in a recent article in the UK’s Daily Mirror, Tom received a hair transplant procedure as a present from his dad. Balding since he was twenty-one, the hair loss was affecting his self-confidence, and he was more or less resigned to follow in the footsteps of his dad and uncles by accepting his baldness as part of his life. He says, “My dad and uncles are all bald and I think that my dad could see that it was only a matter of time before I too lost my hair completely. He knew how self-conscious it made me and kindly paid for the treatment for my thirtieth birthday.”
Follicular Unit Extraction for Hair Restoration
Tom underwent a procedure called follicular unit extraction (FUE) which involves extracting individual hair follicles and transplanting them into the bald areas. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia, and the patient can go home on the same day.
Ideal for busy men and women who do not want to undergo an invasive surgical procedure, the short recovery time after the FUE procedure makes it a popular choice.
Although genes are a significant contributor to hair loss, as in Tom’s case, the results of his hair transplant are amazing. The before and after pictures on the Mirror website clearly show the thinning hair and balding patches at the top of Tom’s head. After nearly eight months since the operation, the pictures show Tom’s new head of hair.
The impact on his self-confidence is something Tom can’t wait to share. He remarks, “The transformation has been amazing and my confidence has grown tenfold.” Gone is his collection of hats that he used to wear to try and hide his receding hairline.
If you find yourself in a similar position as Tom, suffering hair loss and the devastating effects it may have, Vinci Hair Clinic can help.