Are hair transplants worth it?

What do Wayne Rooney and John Travolta have in common? For starters, their balding is less visible today than it was several years ago. They are also two among tens of male celebrities who have turned to hair transplants to ward off the balding process.

A hair transplant can make you feel more confident about your appearance if you are distressed about your thinning hair or hair loss. The psychological effects of hair loss and hair thinning in both males and females should not be underestimated. Researchers have revealed that the balding process can lead to low self-esteem and increased anxiety and depression, which adversely affect how you relate to others in the social and professional setting.

The hair transplant surgery is a rather lengthy procedure that entails extracting donor hairs from parts of your head where it is denser so it can be implanted where there is no hair. It is carried out under local anesthetic, but not necessarily with sedation. The transplanted hair usually falls off within 2 to 3 weeks, but new growth occurs in 6 to 9 months.

The procedure will set you back several thousand dollars, though the cost can be as high as $15,000. However, hair transplants provide the most natural and long-term solution to hair loss with incredible success, compared to topical and oral medications or camouflage products. If you can afford it, a hair transplant is worth retaining your youthfulness, self-esteem, and confidence that will impact your social and professional life.