Golfer, Tiger Woods has opened up about his male pattern hair loss. The celebrated sportsman revealed how his competitive nature also extends to the battle he is currently experiencing with his receding hairline.
When asked about growing older, Woods responded, “I’m comfortable with it; my hairline’s not. I have a nice skylight [at home] and, if I don’t wear a hat, I can feel the heat”.
So will the 14-time major winner who often covers his hair loss with a cap, be shaving his head any time soon? “I think I will but I’m fighting the cause. I’m fighting it hard. It’s a no-win fight but I’m hanging in there”.
Professional stresses could be behind hair loss
Tiger has been displaying classic signs of male pattern balding such as thinning on the top of his head (‘vertex thinning‘) for a number of years now, with his hair gradually deteriorating since he won his first Green Jacket at the 1997 Masters.
Since that first major tournament win, the golf pro has endured high levels of stress, not only from his sport, but also from the intense media intrusion into his private life. Whilst androgenic alopecia is caused by a genetic predisposition to hair loss, these tremendous pressures can exacerbate the condition.
Effective treatments for Tiger Woods’ pattern of hair loss
The best way for Tiger Woods to fight his receding hairline would be to seek professional help and start using a comprehensive treatment programme to combat hair loss. This would not only prevent further shedding, but would also promote regrowth in affected areas.
A minoxidil cream is particularly effective for treating Tiger Woods’ pattern of hair loss. We have treated a number of patients with similar signs of male pattern hair loss who have responded incredibly well to their treatment courses and demonstrated fantastic results. These can be seen in the Before and After images pictured here for one of our Male Pattern Baldness patients, with many more examples available in our photographic Hair Loss Success Stories gallery.
Would Tiger consider surgery?
Another option would be for Woods to consider a hair transplant, especially if some of the areas, particularly around his temples, proved unresponsive to medically-proven hair loss treatments. Reputable specialists will always advise anyone considering hair transplant surgery to try a six-month pharmaceutical hair loss treatment plan before deciding whether to proceed with surgical hair restoration.
These same medications will also form part of the aftercare once a hair transplant has taken place as, whilst the new hair embedded by the transplant will grow as normal, the patient’s existing hair will continue to be affected by the original hair loss condition. Hair transplants are generally only advisable for those who have truly bald, ‘shiny’ areas and are a Level 3 or above, on the Norwood Scale.
Whichever route Woods decides to follow in dealing with his hair loss, we hope he understands that shaving his head is not the only option. There are many treatments available for helping to restore his hair to its former glory so that hair loss is just something else he can win against.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the UK’s leading hair loss clinic, with two locations in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation or complete our online consultation form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our extensive hair loss success stories gallery, which is the largest collection of ‘Before & After’ treatment pictures in the world, demonstrating the levels of success that so many of our patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to book your appointment.
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