Hair Transplants for Active Young Men

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Nobody ever plans to end up getting hair transplants. But while losing your hair is never in the game plan, what do you do when you begin to experience hair loss? That's the conundrum that stopped Paul Oliver, a 32-year-old marathon runner from Philadelphia, dead in his tracks.

He'd never once given a thought to his hair because it was always there. Aside from his regular trims every six weeks to keep his hair looking short and tight (except for the front which he liked to spike up, down and to the side depending on the occasion) he hardly bothered with it. He bought one bottle 2-in 1 shampoo/conditioner, washed his hair during every shower, and rubbed it dry with a towel. He was never the type to even know what hair transplant surgery or a hair transplant even was; that's how far out of the realm of his life it was. Anyway, wasn't he too young to even think about hair transplant surgery?

That's why it was so strange that one day when he woke up in the morning, he noticed a couple of longish hairs on his pillow and another two hairs on his shirt that morning. But when he checked the mirror, everything looked ok. But then it happened the next day, the next after that and the day after that. Soon, every day he was losing a few more noticeable hairs and when he went to look in the mirror two months later half of his long bangs were gone! When he spiked them up or backward his hairline had receded. He couldn't believe it.

Wasn't he too young for Male Pattern Baldness? Well he hit the Internet researching hair loss conditions and hair loss solutions and read all about Male Pattern Baldness. He learned that it can happen to men as young as he was and even younger and that your propensity for hair loss and pattern baldness is mostly determined by the genetics on your mother's side of the family. His mother's hair still looked pretty good to him, but he wasn't sure about her family.

Then he learned all about nonsurgical hair replacement and that scared him because it all sounded like way too much trouble to him. And then there was always baldness … but he loved his bangs so much - it was like they were a part of him and he didn't even realize how much! Next he came upon websites for hair transplant surgery and he learned that hair transplant surgery was the perfect choice for replacing hair around the hairline, especially in men and especially if there was plenty of healthy hair to donate to the balding areas. He learned it was called a hair transplant donor site - and he was sure he had plenty of that judging by the look of his hair everywhere else on his head.

He also learned hair transplants are a good option for younger men with active lifestyles with smaller areas to fill in around the hairline and that a Hair Transplant Surgery could be done in a day. Now that's something he was interested in: the instant gratification of hair transplant surgery, even though he understood it might take 3-6 months before the hair transplant grew in. The coolest thing Paul came to understand is that hair transplant surgery is based on the theory of "Donor Dominance" which states that hair's genetic code lies within each hair follicle and not in the transplanted recipient area, which is the basis for the success of a hair transplant surgery. Each hair follicle just grows where you put it, much like transplanting a bush with the roots attached to it.

Paul definitely did not want to buzz his hair bald, or wear any kind of hair system. Instead, he wanted it to look totally natural and hair transplant surgery was the choice for him because he didn't want anybody to realize he was losing his hair - instead he just wanted to hit the ground running with his own hair back where it belonged - and that's exactly what hair transplant surgery was going to give him.

Author Bio:

Travis M. Keeler is a hair loss expert with specialized knowledge of nonsurgical hair replacement and hair transplant surgery. For more information about the opportunities and pitfalls of hair replacement, please visit: Hair Replacement Video.

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