Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How Hair Loss Ages the Face - George Costanza Edition

For the past few years, I've given a number of lectures at medical conferences where I've discussed how the hairline provides a natural frame for the face, and this is one of the main reasons why baldness or thinning gives the impression that people are older than they are.

For a good example of this, take a look at these two photos of the actor Jason Alexander:

Which of these photos do you think was taken in 2012? And which in 2004?

The top photo, of Jason with hair, is actually the older photo - he's about 53 in that one. But in spite of the fact that Jason is eight years younger in the bottom picture, he looks considerably older - and all because of his missing hair. 

A full and healthy hairline is important for framing the face, giving it proportionality and a sense of vitality and vigor. This is particularly true for women. In order to prevent this type of hair loss, it's important to visit a qualified hair restoration specialist early on. Don't wait until hair loss becomes extensive before seeking treatment - the early you act, the better your chances are of restoring your lost hair and preventing further recession.

*Both photos provided by PR Photos.

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