Study Finds Hair Transplantation Improves Attractiveness in Men With Male Pattern Baldness

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Lisa Earnest Ishii, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryJohns Hopkins School of Medicine Baltimore Maryland 21287

Dr. Lisa Ishii

Lisa Earnest Ishii, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryJohns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore Maryland 21287

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Hair transplantation for men suffering from male pattern hair loss is a common procedure to improve their appearance. However, to the best of our knowledge the impact of the procedure for men with hair loss had never been clearly demonstrated.

We showed, for the first time, that men who undergo the procedure can have real improvements in attractiveness, age, and the appearance of successfulness as perceived by the casual observer in society.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Our report suggests that hair transplantation for men with pattern hair loss will improve their appearance in a meaningful way.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: A larger study with patients who have undergone different types of hair transplantation procedures would be beneficial, as this was a small pilot study limited to patients who had undergone small procedures. The true value of the procedure will be demonstrated with a larger study with more patients and more observers.

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Citation:

Bater KL, Ishii M, Joseph A, Su P, Nellis J, Ishii LE. Perception of Hair Transplant for Androgenetic Alopecia. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 25, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0546.

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