December 22 2005, 9:36 am PT | Posted in: Hair Transplantation
Dear Dr Rassman,
I’ve got to a point now where i need to address my Hair loss!! I started losing my hair in my early 20’s but it was never that noticeable -this was probably due to the fact that it was a gradual thing and that my hair was densly thick! I’m now 29 and my hair seems to be falling out rapidly and it’s becoming harder and harder to cover it up. I’ve started using Propecia with the hope that it will stop the Hair loss. I’m an actor and am worried that my eventual lack of hair will effect my work! Any advice?
I understand the need to maintain your appearance as an actor. Some character actors can establish a balding persona, so you can accept a balding fate and still make it in the movies or theater. As actors reflect the male population, half of all men will be balding by the time they are 45 years old.
Now that does not mean that I am advocating balding. If your desire is to maintain your hairy appearance and Propecia does not hold it, then hair transplantation is a reasonable option that can produce wonderful, normal, and undetectable results. First, get your hair loss pattern established with a map of your miniaturization. Then, work out your supply versus demand possibilities for hair over time based upon the mapping I just outlined. With that in hand, you can establish a Master Plan, from which you can then make plans. Hair restoration surgery does not mean that you must go bald to get hair back. It means that you plan out everything that is happening to you, short and long term, with the best tools and doctors available today. We are there, just look for us.