New England Patriots Wide Receiver Wes Welker Undergoes Hair Restoration ProcedureNewton, Massachusetts (July 23, 2012) - Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, recently performed a hair restoration procedure on New England Patriots All-Pro wide receiver Wes Welker.
"When I was considering hair transplantation I knew that I wanted to work with the best in the field and that is why I chose Dr. Robert Leonard," Welker said. "Dr. Leonard has a tremendous reputation and his knowledge and expertise helped put my mind at ease throughout the process."
Conducted in early July, the procedure involved transplanting follicles to an area of Welker's scalp where his hair had started to thin. The procedure was completed in Dr Leonard's office during a single session that lasted approximately five hours. Following the procedure, there was no visible evidence of the procedure, including bandages. Welker was immediately able to resume his regular activities, including training for the football season and even wearing a helmet.
"The result of a hair restoration procedure today is dramatically different than the result of a hair restoration surgery two decades ago," said Dr. Robert Leonard, who has more than 25 years of experience in hair restoration. "Technology is constantly improving, and the tools we have available in my offices today allow for a thicker, fuller, more natural look than ever before."
Welker, and patients who undergo similar hair restoration procedures, will begin to see new hair growth in as little as four months.
Later this year, Welker will begin appearing in television, radio, and print advertisements with Dr. Leonard to talk about his experience and to raise awareness about hair loss.
"50 million men and 30 million women in the United States suffer from hair loss," said Dr. Leonard. "Many don't realize it, are in denial or are intimidated by the idea of a procedure, but a free consultation will determine one's degree of hair loss and allow us to begin formulating a patient-specific, medically-sound therapeutic course of action right away. Hair loss does not always require a procedure. There are also medical and non-surgical methods which prove to be extremely effective for many of my patients."
In recent years, Dr. Leonard has also conducted hair restoration procedures on Mikey Adams, host of WEEI's Planet Mikey Show, former professional hockey player and current WAAF personality Lyndon Byers, as well as hundreds of others.
Dr. Leonard is New England's foremost authority on hair restoration, the national spokesman for Rogaine® and the hair loss expert for Johnson & Johnson. He is a Fellow of the AmericanAcademy of Cosmetic Surgery and the founding secretary and former president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, where he presently sits on several committees. He is internationally respected and regularly speaks about aspects of hair loss at medical conferences around the world.
About Leonard Hair Transplant Associates:
Leonard Hair Transplant Associates offers the latest technology in hair restoration surgery and medical treatments, customized to meet individual patient hair restoration needs, including Hair Transplantation, NeoGraftTM Automated Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplantation, Low-Level Laser Therapy, PROPECIA® and ROGAINE® FOAM. With offices in Cranston, Rhode Island; Boston, Worcester, Hyannis, Braintree, and Newton Centre, Massachusetts; and Salem, New Hampshire, Leonard Hair Transplant Associates is dedicated to maintaining an honest, realistic medical evaluation of each individual's hair loss problem. For more information, visit HairDr.com.