Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander has debuted a new hairpiece designed to help look like he did 10 years ago. Makemeheal.com wonders why the talented actor wouldn’t go for a hair transplant that could help him naturally restore his hair?
52-year old Jason Alexander has been suffering from hair loss for years, making him the butt of many of Seinfeld’s best jokes. In other roles, Jason has turned to hairpieces to transform his look and he recently announced that he is looking to make a custom wig that will help him look like he did 10 years ago.
On his Twitlonger page, Jason writes:
“Since a significant number of you have asked about my new head, I thought I’d share what’s going on. I decided to make the change for a combination of professional and practical reasons.”
“The way my hair has receded in the last two years was best defined as “dorky”. I started balding at age 17 and after first being sad, I really embraced it. I was always cast older than my actual age which generally meant better roles. And for the most part, the way I was balding always looked kinda good or good enough to my eye and more importantly, to my wife’s eye. But most recently, the look lost any kind of impression other than purely comical. I”m happy to be able to sport that kind of look for characters but I didn’t want it to be the only kind of characters I could be considered for.”
“Also, there was a practical element — onstage and even to a degree on film, my head had become a big beacon, reflecting light in a very obvious and distracting way.”
“My wife and I discussed it and came up with 3 options – do nothing and accept it; shave my head (but I thought that might limit my castability even more) or put some hair back.”
“I thought about grafts or implants but frankly didn’t trust the results would be good enough and also wanted to retain the option of playing truly bald characters. So I began looking for a hair system.”
“What you see on my head is a really good, semi-permanent hairpiece. By semi-permanent I mean that I can wear it constantly for weeks at a time, if I so choose. I can swim, shower, work out — whatever. It stays on. Or I can take it off any time of any day I choose. The reason it looks thin is that I challenged my designer to make me a piece that would look very similar to the way I did 10 years ago. So, it looks like a guy who is losing his hair and isn’t an artificial mop of hair that I never had. The designer was dubious at first but he actually loves the look now. And the fact is that we are still playing around with the shape and density to make it as flattering and natural looking as we can.”
“In a few weeks, I may very well talk about who makes this system so that you can pursue it with them if you wish. But in general, for those men and women who have hair loss issues, I can tell you that these systems have become very easy to wear, very easy to handle and the adhesives that have developed give you great flexibility in regard to how often and how long you wear your system.”
“You will likely see me wearing my hair more often than not in public but I have no shame in being seen as little old me, either. What I don’t want to do is draw a ton of attention to it by wearing it one day and not the next. If you see it often enough, your eye just adjusts to it and you really don’t notice.”
“So yes, I’m still bald and yes, just like others in my profession who have to either wear make-up or dye their hair or undergo surgery, I now do a little something. It’s honestly no big deal for me and hope it’s not for you either.”
“Thus endeth the hair mystery and hopefully answers the questions of those who were curious.”
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “ There’s nothing funny about Jason Alexander’s new hair piece. It’s amazing how natural looking hair pieces have become. It looks great and he looks 10 years younger.”
Despite Jason’s reluctance for a hair transplant, the results can look natural and doctors can artfully restore hair for a natural look. New procedures even offer needleless options and minimal plastic surgery recovery periods, without scarring.
Hair loss expert, Dr. Alan Bauman explains, “ As a full time hair transplant surgeon who consults with 1000 new hair loss patients each year, I understand the desire for men and women to try to restore the hair of their youth.”
“A youthful hairline and coverage up top is a sign of vitality which gives you a psychological boost every time you look in the mirror.”
“When it comes to hairpieces, wigs or weaves, I see many patients looking to transition from those options to something more permanent and natural.”
“My father struggled wearing a hairpiece for years before I transplanted his own living and growing hair to restore complete coverage to his scalp ten years ago.”
“This shows that even patients with extensive hair loss can undergo hair transplantation with satisfying results.”
“A good hairpiece may look natural when photographed at a certain angle immediately after you leave the salon, but there is nothing more natural than regrowing your own living/growing hair. Hair Transplants are the ONLY way to permanently restore hair follicles to the bald scalp. My dad was always fearful that the hairpiece he wore would detach at an inopportune moment or be noticed for being fake.”
“Today, hair transplantation can be done without a scalpel or stitches in the donor area using NeoGraft FUE technique. Unlike strip-harvest hair transplant procedures, NeoGraft FUE leaves no linear scar. Ouchless(TM) Needle makes the procedure 100% painless, so even needle-phobics can have a hair transplant. Recovery should be virtually painless when FUE is used properly and athletic activity can resume in days, not weeks. ”
“An artistic approach on the part of the surgeon makes the result 100% undetectable and natural so patients need to do their homework and be prepared to travel for expertise.”
“Up close, Jason Alexander’s lace front hairpiece will look fake… there’s no way around it. Up close, an artistic Follicular Unit Hair Transplant will be indistinguishable from the hair that grew in that area previously.”
Jason may want to consider his hairpiece in light of the new transplant techniques that could restore his hair with a more natural and permanent look than temporary hair.
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