No doubt you’ve heard about Andre Agassi’s drug and hair loss stories being laid bare in his new autobiography, Open. But now the tennis star has spoken out about the emotional effects he suffered as a result of his hair loss in a televised interview on the US channel Fox Business News. When asked what was going through his mind during the 1990 French Open as his wig started to come loose, Agassi said, “It was terrifying.” The tennis player then joked that at least the wig was the same colour as the court and so “might have blended in!”. On a more serious note, Agassi said that losing his hair was a “big deal” to him; he had already watched his brother go through it and saw “how it affected him emotionally,” and explained how that in turn had “left a mark” on him. Agassi went on to say that, at the time, he thought hair loss could be “probably the worst thing to happen to a person”.
Although Agassi has obviously come to terms with his baldness, by talking about how he felt when he first started to suffer from hair loss he has helped raise awareness of how the condition can affect men emotionally as well as physically. Male Pattern Baldness affects men of all ages and may even start when a man is in his teens or twenties. Indeed, Agassi was just 20 years old when he wore that wig in the 1990 French Open to hide his bald spot.
The good news is that in the last couple of decades, science has developed two hair loss treatments that can stabilise hair loss and restore lost hair. Minoxidil (for men and women) and Propecia (for men only) have both undergone extensive clinical trials and been shown to be both safe and effective and have subsequently been licensed by the MHRA and FDA-approved for the treatment of hair loss in the UK and USA respectively. They work best when used together as part of a tailored treatment programme alongside the correct Hair Growth Booster. So why did Agassi not use these hair loss treatments? Well, it may be because at the time he started to lose hair, Propecia was not available, and shortly after it became available, it was banned for use by professional sportsmen. On 1st January 2009, the ban was lifted thanks to advances in anti-doping tests.
If you are hoping to retain your hair and don’t fancy going through the hassle of wearing a wig and potentially having it fall off at inconvenient moments, then you may want to consider a hair loss treatment programme. To see the kind of results that male and female clients at Belgravia have achieved using these tailored treatments, just click on the Hair Loss Success Stories link.
To book a free consultation with a Belgravia specialist, just call 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form for a consultation via the website and a mail order treatment service.
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