By Megan Gustashaw for GQ.
Dealing with hair loss is common enough—some 66 percent of men experience it to varying degrees before the age of 35—but there are surprisingly few options for combatting male pattern baldness. That said, it seems like several breakthroughs are right around the corner. From magic solutions that are thisclose to getting approved by the FDA, to advancements in hair transplant surgery that put the plugs of the ‘80s to shame, there’s are some promising technologies coming down the pike. Until then, there’s this: Tattooing thousands of hair follicles onto your bald head. It might sound like a tragic grooming move but actually, it doesn’t look half bad.
Matt Lulo of Scalp Mirco USA in New York City claims to be one of the first hair loss experts to open a scalp micropigmentation clinic in the U.S. The service, brought to our attention by Circa.com but around for some years, involves tattooing little dots in place of hair follicles, so it looks like you have a buzz-cut instead of a bald, or partially bald, head. Unlike today’s hair transplants which can cost over $10,000, the service costs just over $2,000. There’s also an ink option that isn’t permanent, for guys who aren’t sure they can live with the look forever.
We’re still partial to the straight-up, bald-and-proud approach but we’ll leave this one up to you. Men are doing far weirder things to enhance their looks these days. This is the least of our worries.
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