ISHRS Survey Finds Total Number of Surgical Hair Restoration Procedures Worldwide Jumped 12 Percent in 2008
Cranston, Rhode Island – Portuguese-born Luis Costa was hospitalized for a few weeks back in 2005 after getting in an accident. The stitches placed within his scalp required removal of the hair piece he had worn for nearly 20 years. The experience impacted Costa, leading him to life-changing hair restoration surgery.
“I was very embarrassed,” said the 48-year-old Warwick, Rhode Island, resident. “At that point, I decided that I was all done with it. Later, I was watching TV and saw a commercial for Dr. Robert Leonard. My wife and I went to speak to him and felt very comfortable with him, and I’m very happy and pleased with the results.”
The number of hair restoration patients worldwide increased 26 percent in 2008, according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), with the majority of hair restoration patients being men. With 24 years of experience in hair restoration, Dr. Leonard (http://www.hairdr.com) brings a wealth of knowledge in evaluating both men and women interested in learning about what can be done for their hair loss problem. Providing hair loss treatment in RI, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Leonard Hair Transplant Associates is dedicated to maintaining an honest, realistic medical evaluation of each individual’s needs.
Costa, who moved to the U.S. in 1979, first started losing his hair in his early 20s. Upon noticing the physical change, he joined a “hair club”. Not meeting with success, Costa then taped on a hair piece for 18 years, ultimately seeking out Dr. Leonard’s services.
“People look at you and notice that your hair looks fake,” Costa said of wearing the hair piece, noting that he had to regularly avoid swimming, soccer, and even playing with his children.
“It really affected my self confidence,” he added. “When you wear a hair piece, you don’t want anyone to touch it.”
Costa started hair transplantation with Dr. Leonard in 2005.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to work with deserving people such as Luis and help them make such an important change that offers them a whole new lease on life,” said Dr. Leonard. “Having undergone hair restoration surgery, Luis is a new and improved more confident individual who has been able to resume a healthy, happy, active, full life with his family and friends – what a gift.”
“It’s the best thing that has happened to me,” Costa said. “Now I can do anything. I swim – no worries. I play soccer. I play rough with the kids. I feel very comfortable. Everyone gives me compliments.
“I would recommend the procedure and Dr. Leonard to anyone, and I do all the time,” said Costa. “Some of my friends knew me bald, and now they see me with hair and I always tell them, ‘I went to see Dr. Len!'”
Dr. Leonard and his experienced staff offer the latest technology in hair restoration surgery, and stay informed of the important medical aspects of hair loss treatment. These treatments are then customized to meet each patient’s hair restoration needs. For more information, contact Leonard Hair Transplant Associates at 1-800-543-0660 or [email protected], or visit www.hairdr.com.
About Dr. Leonard
With 24 years of experience, Dr. Robert Leonard, Founder and Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, offers the latest technology in hair restoration surgery via eight offices throughout New England. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Leonard has served on a number of boards, including the State of Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and he has held leadership positions in several societies, including President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Chairman of the ISHRS’s Bylaws and Ethics Committee, Trustee of the University of New England, and Trustee of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He earned his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and his medical degree from the University of New England. www.hairdr.com
Patients are available to speak on their personal experiences with Dr. Leonard. For more information visit www.hairdr.com.