There is a quote from the NFL player Deion Sanders, “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” This can be interpreted as a good life begins with looking good. In a recent study that measured the Quality of Life in patients that suffered from Androgenetic Alopecia who were looking to have hair transplantation surgery, found that Deion’s words seemed true.
The study used a quality of life index to measure 120 participants’ life satisfaction before and after they had a hair transplantation procedure. What they found was patients suffering from male pattern baldness who had a hair transplant, it resulted in a greater psychological impact not only with their personal feelings but with the social response toward their problems. A hair transplant made those dealing with baldness look, and felt better and that made their lives better.
In 2008 a similar study was conducted that evaluated the psychological impact in men of hair loss due to male pattern baldness and in women that had generalized thinning and how under-going a hair transplant affected them. The study found that patients had hair loss and underwent hair transplant surgery experienced greater levels of happiness. Patients that experienced hair loss at an early age and were involved in an active social life were more prone to the negative side effect of being bald and they also seemed to reap the most benefit from having hair transplantation procedure. Their negative outlook seemed to be reversed after having the hair transplant surgery.
Considering that androgenic alopecia (hereditary pattern baldness) affects upwards to 50% of men and 10% of women worldwide, this study has inspiring implications. We know that a hair transplant can in fact not only improve the amount of hair someone can regain but also the quality of life for many patients increased greatly.
If you are considering a hair transplant, your first step is to schedule a hair and scalp consultation so we can access your hair loss conditions and see if you are a good candidate for a hair transplant procedure.