Different Types of Alopecia and Solutions

Robert Pattinson Hair Transplant About 40 percent of men suffer from male-type alopecia (hair loss) today; so every year growing numbers of men have hair transplants or different kinds of techniques, such as cosmetics or using wigs, toupees, hairpieces. To the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, men who had hair transplants have increased by 60 percent in past years, and a considerable amount of these men are celebrities. Due to they are always in the spotlight, it is very easy to spot their changing hairstyles, either in a good way or bad.

In fact, no matter which method they use (such as surgery, cosmetics, and so on) celebrities are likely to keep their hair refreshment processes as secrets. But dermatologists, experts, and fans found out what happened anyway; their old and current photos compromise their secrets as well. Of course, it is understandable, perhaps they don’t want to be talked with their balding heads, instead of their talents, success, and careers.

There are different types of alopecia currently, the most popular one is male pattern alopecia, which makes men getting bald starting from the front side of the head to the back. Against this condition, the most effective treatment is having a hair transplant with two popular methods: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), which are developed by Drs. Bernstein and Rassman in 1995. Whereas Follicular Unit Extraction uses men’s hair to implant back of the scalp harvest hair follicles; Follicular Unit Transplantation uses follicular units (unlike FUE, it uses individual follicles) to implant them into the balding areas. Although they are considered as two of the most effective methods today, first they had been exposed resilience by many people. Then, when they saw and experience how strong and permanent their effect was, a small number of men who used them increased over millions in time.

Rising Star Robert Pattinson

Another type of alopecia is alopecia areata, which is a disease that reveals while the body harms (or attacks) his own hair follicles. Hair follicles in there, play an extremely important role in the growth of hair, once they are damaged, they might be able to cause loss anywhere in the body. However, many people who experience alopecia areata can be considered healthy when hair loss is excluded; hair loss might also trigger nail changes, but their health goes good. Alopecia areata follows mostly an imbalanced pattern; the ones who experience it, don’t know when their hair starts, it could be any time.

Also, their hair might regrow (especially in people with a few bald spots in their heads), or worst, hair which has grown could be shed again. Statistics show that 147 million people worldwide have or will develop alopecia areata at some point in their lives. It appears that the disease does not discriminate whether you are rich or poor, famous or regular, young or old (it could begin at any age); so rising star in the world, Robert Pattinson is one of them.

Robert Pattinson, (with his full name, Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson) is an English actor, which we began to know him with “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005) by playing the character Cedric Diggory in his 15. But his fame rose mostly by another worldwide famous series, “Twilight Saga” (2008 – 2012); after 5 movies with playing the character Edward Cullen, he earned over $3.3 billion. After these, his roles in movies “Maps to the Stars” (2014), “Good Time” (2017), and “The Lighthouse” (2019) must have a piece of cakes for him. But he was not just a rising star, he was also a great charitable, he conducted a lot of charity work, including the GO Campaign.

In 2010, Time magazine added him to the list, “the 100 most influential people in the world” and his face appeared on “the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.” Interestingly, although he is not a singer, he also sang songs from the “Twilight Saga” soundtrack and his voice was listened to by millions of fans.

Like Frankenstein’s Monster

Although it could appear at any age, alopecia areata is also known as it usually strikes in the age 30s; Robert Pattinson’s condition too, gave its first signs when he was in his 30s. However, he didn’t hide his condition and explained the changes in his hair to the media as he lost some of his hir due to excessive bleaching during the movie “Good Time” (2017). Of course, his hair didn’t damage only by this movie, in 2012, he had shaved his head for some role, but then Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 needed re-shoots.

So he had to use wigs (which was called “like Frankenstein’s monster”) in the shoots, and cosmetics in other time until his hair grow. In order to the treatment of the alopecia areata is complicated (because your hair might grow in time without interference), he chose to shave his head completely to give it a chance to refresh by itself.

His new look was revealed by GQ magazine at that time and mentioned dramatic change as referring former One Direction star Zayn Malik, who had experienced the same condition and shaved his head. Interestingly, there were small round patches at some part of his hair; it turned out they were the result of the disease. It appears that the disease also has an effect on hair pigments, which give hair its color; so it’s not surprising that newly grown hair would be white. Currently, Pattinson looks like he got rid of the disease and enjoy his former, the most desirable celebrity hair among British men. Although he didn’t explain his treatment process, expert dermatologists, revealed that he must have used minoxidil, which is utilized as injecting to the affected areas to make hair follicles strong again, as well as opening the potassium channels.

They added that after the process, he must have used appropriate hair growth boosters, which have very important roles in the treatment. Of course, in time sudden extreme stress, physical trauma, skin-related injures and some kinds of allergies might trigger the disease again but Pattinson obviously has been taking good care of himself. Robert Pattinson Hair Transplant