The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists (www.CanadianHair.ca), a leading provider of surgical hair restoration in Toronto, is weighing in on the recent increase in the number of celebrities admitting to having hair transplants.
Tom Sussi, a television reporter in Ohio, most recently admitted to having sought surgical hair restoration, but many public figures are now confirming rumours that they had surgical hair restoration completed in recent years. Soccer player David Beckham, English actor John Cleese, and Australian choreographer and Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner, who revealed his results on live television, also admitted to having hair restoration treatments after they started to go bald. (Source: “Celebrities Coming Out About Hair Transplants – FUE Hair Clinic Responds,” Digital Journal web site, May 15, 2015; https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2555422.)
“The celebrities and athletes who have come forward and admitted to receiving a hair transplant have helped to chip away at the stigma surrounding the procedure,” says Ken Robson, founder of the Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists. “Many patients are looking at these examples and thinking, ‘if David Beckham can admit to having a hair transplant, then I can have one too’.”
As Robson points out, this news has helped to greatly increase the profile of clinics that provide surgical hair restoration: “The popularity of the procedure has soared in recent years thanks to the highly visible profile of many of the celebrities who have undergone the procedure. Seeing their impeccable hair on the red carpet encourages men—and women—to look into hair transplant surgery. Quite often, patients come in referencing celebrities to help describe what they hope to achieve through their hair surgery, therapy, or system of choice.”
But as Robson points out, hair transplants in the news aren’t just about having great hair. Celebrities are also hoping to eliminate the stigma surrounding hair restoration surgery. Jason Gardiner’s public reveal of his results on live television is just one example. The Dancing on Ice judge noted that his hair loss had led him down a path of self-hatred and spiralling depression. For this reason, he notes, hair transplant surgeries shouldn’t be “something to be ashamed of.” In a public statement, Gardiner notes, “Because I am a public personality, if my story can help other people that are going through what I went through, then that’s great.” (Source: “Jason Gardiner reveals surgeon’s pre-operative photograph after £22,000 hair transplant,” Daily Mail web site, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1370688/Jason-Gardiner-reveals-surgeons-pre-operative-photograph-22-000-hair-transplant.html#ixzz3fzOjQXOg, last accessed July 15, 2015.)
“As a result of feeling embarrassed about starting to lose their hair, many patients hesitate about seeking hair transplant surgery. However, in order for the treatment to be successful, the patient must still have hair on their head,” notes Robson. “For this reason, patients are urged to look into a hair transplant as soon as they start to notice visible signs of hair loss.”
“When it comes to hair transplant surgery, there is still a lot of ground to cover to eliminate the stigma,” concludes Robson. “Fortunately, celebrities are stepping up to the plate and experts like those at The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists are offering their support and assistance to those seeking to improve self-esteem and restore their hair lines.”
To learn more about The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists’ FUT surgical hair restoration procedures and alternative treatments or hair systems, visit https://www.CanadianHair.ca.