Former England footballer Michael Gray has broadcast his hair transplant procedure via live online streaming. An audience of 22,000 people watched the nine-hour operation on Sunday.
Gray, who now works as a sports pundit, maintained a dialogue with his audience on Twitter throughout the procedure.
Gray said he wanted to boost his own confidence by treating his hairline, which had been receding since he was 27 years old, and also set an example for other men experiencing hair loss: “People refer to the harrowing experience a woman must go through when losing her hair, however it can be equally upsetting for men, who can suffer from a severe loss of self-esteem,” he said.
“I hope the live broadcast will help us to educate people about hair transplant surgery and open up discussions around the solutions available to those experiencing hair loss.”
Gray may have a noble aim in wanting to educate the public about treatments for hair loss, but is he promoting the right solution?
Hair loss expert Leonora Doclis explains that hair transplants carry a number of considerations, not least the cost: “Hair transplants can be very effective if the right surgeon is chosen, but should be a last resort for hair loss sufferers. What so many men (and women) don’t realise is that there are treatments that can be used which are proven to prevent hair loss and regrow hair, so if used in the early to mid stages of hair loss, the problem can usually be permanently prevented. As these same treatments need to be used after a hair transplant to maintain the old hair, it is pointless not to try them before as in many cases, results will be just as good, if not better than a hair transplant”.
Encouraging hair re-growth with the right treatment plan
The Belgravia Centre advises anybody concerned about hair loss to take action as soon as possible. A treatment programme tailored to your individual condition can be highly effective at any stage of hair loss, but it’s best to seek treatment sooner rather than later. At The Belgravia Centre we use medically proven treatments and specialist hair growth boosters to ensure the very best results for hair regrowth. Our website features the world’s largest collection of Hair Loss Success Stories, inclusive of comments written in our comments book and Facebook Page, as well as patients’ ‘before and during treatment’ photos – proof of the exceptional results achieved by so many clients.
If you have noticed that your hair is starting to shed, please call us on 0800 077 6666 or message us online to arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert at our London clinic. If you are not local, or are unable to travel to our clinic for any reason, you are welcome to fill out our online diagnostic form for a home-use treatment programme that we can post anywhere in the world.