Hair loss is an emotive issue. It can affect men and women alike. The impact of hair loss can be profund for many. “At a friend’s wedding last November, pictures from the stag do were plastered all over the gents’ loos.” Stated a hair loss sufferer and Hair Dr patient on the impact of hair loss. “As people scrutinised them, they kept asking where I was in the photos. But they didn’t recognise me as the bald bloke at the back. Thanks to my £6,000 hair transplant.
As a kid, my hair was thick and grew quickly. I kept it short until I was about 21. Then grew it long to fit in with my indie mates. It wasn’t until I decided to get it all chopped off. At 25 I realised it had been hiding my horrifically receding hairline. I remember staring in the barber’s mirror. Wondering how I hadn’t noticed that I had two big bald patches at the front of my scalp. I felt the panic rise.
“I was only in my mid-20s and was clearly going bald. It didn’t help that both my 31-year-old brother and my half-brother, who was in his 40s, still had a full head of hair, as did my late dad, who passed away in 2015 aged 66. I had my first consultation at The Hair Dr in Leeds in January 2018, and a few weeks later I used my savings to have FUE (follicle unit extraction), which involves removing hair follicles and their roots and transplanting them to areas that no longer have hair.”