A recent study confirms what people with hair transplants have been saying all along: hair transplant gives men a younger look.
There are many balding men who want to improve their looks or look younger by having hair transplants. The new study confirms they are on the right track.
The study involved showing before and after photos of hair transplant recipients to volunteers. Those with more hair were regarded as younger and better looking – according to researchers. Some even thought that people with hair transplants had a more successful look about them or seemed more approachable.
Senior study author Dr. Lisa Ishii says she feels satisfied because the procedure she performs makes a difference in people’s lives.
Hair transplant procedures can have different approaches. Usually, doctors take hair by hair from the back of the head and then fill the scalp affected by the head loss. Ishii also says she’s been doing the procedure for years, and everybody thought it improved their appearance.
But the subjective factor of how good it makes you look was never fully measured.
So Ishii asked the opinions of 122 volunteers – 58 men and 64 women about men’s appearances, before and after receiving the procedure. They looked at 13 pairs of images. Seven pairs showed men before and after a hair transplant and six pairs were of men without any cosmetic adjustments.
Volunteers rated each image on age, attractiveness, approachability and successfulness. Those who took Ishii’s test thought that men with hair transplants looked around four years younger in their photos done after receiving a hair transplant. There was also an increase in perceived attractiveness, approachability, and successfulness, for those who underwent the procedure.
Doctors stress that the work is done aesthetically and neatly because hair transplant procedures can sometimes go wrong. If the transplant doesn’t look naturally or dense enough, it is cause for ridicule, instead of being well received.
It gave Shii the data she needed to answer questions coming from her patients. Dr. Shii plans to redo the experiment, involving a larger number of people, next time.
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