The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists (www.CanadianHair.ca), the leading provider of hair restoration near Oakville, is responding to a recent article that revealed that an increasing number of men in their 20s and younger are getting hair transplants.
According to a recent New York Post article, boys as young as 16 years old are increasingly undergoing hair transplants. One doctor said the number of boys visiting his practice seeking help has increased by 50% in the past year. (Source: O’Neill, N., “Balding teens spending thousands on hair transplants,” The New York Post, June 1, 2015; https://nyost.com/2015/06/01/teens-spend-thousands-to-fight-baldness/.)
“A lot of patients in their 20s and younger want hair transplant surgery because they feel self-conscious about having thinning hair or going bald at such a young age,” says Ken Robson, founder of the Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists. “Even if their hair loss or thinning is minimal, they still tend to want to have a transplant performed as soon as possible.”
Social media is believed to be the primary reason for the influx of younger men desiring hair transplants, as images posted online and subsequent teasing can have a negative effect on a person’s self-esteem. The bill for these procedures is usually paid for by the patient’s parents. (Source: Ibid.)
“A hair transplant is a simple and affordable way to take care of thinning hair and bald spots and, if done by a quality professional, the results will look completely natural,” Robson concludes. “For patients who are nervous about the prospect of surgery, hair systems are also available, which use both real and synthetic hair that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. This may be a more viable option for patients under 21 years of age.”
The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists does not perform surgery on clients under 21, but those of age have a variety of treatments available to them. For more information on hair transplant options available from the Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists, visit www.CanadianHair.ca.