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Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Draws Attention to Hair Transplants

CRANSTON, Rhode Island – A quick look at political figures worldwide shows that many high profile leaders have had hair transplants to avoid baldness — some less successful than others.

Hair loss is no laughing matter, and a bad or patchy hair transplant can have serious repercussions, says Dr. Robert Leonard, New England’s hair restoration specialist.

Take Democrat Vice Presidential nominee, Senator Joe Biden of Delaware, for example, who famously underwent hair plug surgery and was widely referenced for it during the Anita Hill senate hearings. He is being criticized again today now that he is back in the political spotlight.

The results of hair plug restoration techniques of yesteryear are not always pretty. Senator Biden’s procedure was very obvious back then – and is still evident to the naked eye today, which is not reflective of today’s hair restoration capabilities, said Dr. Leonard.

In contrast, there are many men, including politicians, who have had successful procedures. I just returned from a hair restoration workshop in Italy, where Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has had great results with new hair restoration procedures, said Dr. Robert Leonard. His transplants look natural, full and seamless – just the way a successful hair transplant should look.

Today there are new procedures that involve transplanting grafts of hair-bearing skin that contain only one to three hairs, a large improvement from the abandoned hair plug method where 25 to 30 hairs per graft were transplanted.

Dr. Robert Leonard has treated men and women with hair loss for over 22 years and recently co-directed the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’s (ISHRS) first-of-its-kind interactive hair restoration surgical workshop in Rome, Italy. In addition, Dr. Leonard is past president and an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and has offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

About Dr. Leonard
Dr. Robert Leonard has specialized in treating men and women with hair loss for over 22 years. He is Past President and serves on the Board of Governors of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. His offices are in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, where he treats New Englanders as well as patients from throughout the United States and the world. Dr. Leonard is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He lectures around the world and has appeared as an expert on female and male pattern hair loss and their current treatments, including hair transplant surgery, medical intervention, laser therapy, and ethics. He has been featured on television, on radio, and in print media across the world. Patients are available to speak on their personal experiences with Dr. Leonard.