Tiger Woods is losing his hairTiger Woods was recently spotted at press talks where he was promoting his new book ‘The 1997 Masters: My Story’, however a lot of attention also appeared to be drawn to his thinning hair and receding hairline. So much that when he was asked for a reaction to an old photograph of himself from 1997, Woods immediately pointed out his own hairline being the first thing that he saw.

What's under that cap?

The 41 year old is often seen sporting a cap, especially when he is out golfing yet this is most likely to protect his skin from the sun and heat. The professional golfer has expressed that he is comfortable with growing older unlike his hairline and mentioned that he may soon be shaving his head. There could be a multitude of reasons behind his hair loss, including professional stress. However Woods is showing classical signs of male androgenetic alopecia as his hair appears to be thinning from the top of his head. Since his first major tournament that he won in 1997, Woods undoubtedly suffered intense media interest in his personal life as well as the pressures of playing golf on an international level. Although male pattern baldness is actually a result of genetics, such pressures and life stress can aggravate hair loss.

Hair loss treatment options for Tiger Woods

As Woods actually has some current hair growth, he could try using a topical treatment such as Minoxidil to encourage hair regrowth. Hair transplants, although difficult on Afro Caribbean hair can also be an effective and permanent solution to restore hair. Considering Woods strong facial structure, he would actually be an excellent candidate for a scalp micropigmentation (SMP) procedure. This is a simple procedure which works by depositing pigments onto the patients scalp to imitate natural hair follicles; the result is highly realistic and would be the ideal solution for someone like Tiger Woods who is constantly in the media eye.

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