the bright side of baldingHair loss is a sensitive subject for many men, as they associate it with the ageing process and the loss of their youthful looks but actually, the outlook needn’t be so bleak. It’s widely reported that bald men are perceived as more virile, tougher and more powerful than their hirsute counterparts. A recent study at the University of Pennsylvania also concluded that baldness made adult males appear taller and stronger.

Health benefits for bald men

It’s not just perception though, there are potentially very real health benefits too. Researchers at the University of Washington found that men who start to go bald at a young age are up to 45% less likely to contract prostate cancer later in life. If you really can’t bear the thought of a bald head still, then there’s a great solution that’s rapidly being adopted by men, Scalp micropigmentation (SMP). The procedure is similar to a tattoo but is highly specialised, with skilled practitioners creating a masterful illusion of real hair. Normally the work is completed over two or three sessions in a hair loss clinic over the course of a couple of month. The finished results are often indistinguishable from the real thing – even to family and friends.

Create a new unique look and regain your confidence

The procedure can also hide scars and other blemishes whilst creating an individual look that suits your style by colouring, layering and creating a unique hair line. Of course, because the effect is achieved by inserting organic pigments, the style is always going to appear to be closely cropped. It’s not going to replace long shaggy hair. Fortunately, this smart looking cut is equally acceptable in the Boardroom as on the Sport’s Field. Certainly the majority of men who’ve undergone SMP report a boost in confidence and self-worth. So if you’re losing your hair keep a smile on your face as it’s not all bad. In fact, you may want to grab the razor and accelerate the process.



By Ian Watson


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