Is it any wonder so many sportsmen turn to hair transplants?Sportsmen are renowned for their love of hair transplants. Many famous sports stars have opened up about their struggle with male pattern baldness, and how a hair transplant changed their life. Now, as two more sports stars have come under fire for their receding hairline and balding patches, is it any wonder so many turn to hair transplants?

Could negative media attention be partially to blame?

The most recent sports stars to come under fire for their obvious balding are Tiger Woods and Gareth Bale. The Telegraph posted an article highlighting the struggles both sportsmen have with male pattern baldness. However, far from being supportive, what the article actually did was point out, using before and after pictures, just how much hair Woods and Bale have lost over the years. However, is the media trying to mock sports stars, or could it be trying to make ordinary men feel better about themselves?

Do stories like this inspire ordinary men?

While the media coverage of balding sportsmen like Woods and Bale could have a negative effect on the famous star’s confidence, for ordinary men it does help them to see they definitely aren’t alone. The coverage of celebrities undergoing hair transplants has also encouraged ordinary men to do the same. Clinics have seen a dramatic increase in the number of men seeking hair transplant procedures in the past few years. If you’re starting to see the effects of male pattern baldness, there are treatments available. Hair transplants can be a great option provided there’s enough donor hairs available on the back or side of the head. Failing that, there’s also medications and scalp micropigmentation treatment to consider. Overall, male pattern baldness is a very common problem that affects the majority of men – even celebrities. However, thanks to advancements in technology, there’s now much more treatment options available, meaning you don’t have to suffer in silence.

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