The actor's hair system mesh was detected on a high-zoom camera lens on various occassions, confirming suspicions that the actor is wearing a hair system. Travolta's unnaturally dense head of hair and youthful hairline are the work of a sophisticated hair system. As one can see in the photos, there is a visible hair mesh that is protruding from the right temple of Travolta, indicating a sophisticated hair system is at work. If Travolta keeps being captured with his hair system, it stands to reason that he may opt to have the more natural hair transplant which utilizes one's own hair to restore the hairline without the risk of a hair mesh.
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John Travolta’s Hair Piece Vs. Tom Hanks’ Hair Transplant
The following article is reprinted from Make Me Heal 's Celebrity Plastic Surgery News. The article, along with photos can be found at the following link: John Travolta’s Hair Piece Vs. Tom Hanks’ Hair Transplant.
To say it’s a hair-don’t is to put it kindly. We thought that when Make Me Heal ran a story on the unsightly rug John Travolta sported at last year’s Oscars, he’d do something about it. Instead, he seems to have simply shaved it down for this year’s Oscars.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul S. Nassif reports, “John Travolta doesn’t look like he has hair transplant. It does look like he is wearing some sort of hairpiece.” Unfortunately, although it’s likely an expensive system and requires a lot of maintenance, it’s not doing its job if the world can still see it as a piece and not hair.
Presenter John Travolta was joined at the Oscars by fellow hair-loss sufferer, Tom Hanks, who was also a presenter this year. Unlike John Travolta, Tom Hanks went with “a natural appearing hair transplant with single hair units in the frontal region. Hair remains receding in the temporal region,” according to Dr. Nassif. Hair transplants are more costly and require a lot of maintenance, unlike many hair systems. But they can be worth it in the long run, as they are designed to regrow hair where it has been lost due to male pattern baldness.
Although they are both wonderful veteran actors, both John Travolta and Tom Hanks have a long way to go before they can boast wonderful hair.
Did John Travolta Wear A Hair Piece At The Oscars?
Hair systems such as the one that Travolta seems to be wearing are made with a fine mesh material to which hairs are put together meticulously one hair strand at a time. The hair system is supposed to have the hair attached in a way that does not show the mesh at all. Travolta’s hair system is likely to be expensive, but the hair did not perfectly conceal the mesh. Below the mesh, a transparent plastic material is used to attach the hair system to the skin.
Dr. William Rassman, a leading hair transplant specialist commented on these photos in his blog “If these photos are his, unfortunately for John Travolta, an aggressive photographer caught this view of what appears to be a hair system. From any reasonable distance, a good hair system looks like a normal head of hair and I complement the folks that made this system.”
This is not the first time that Travolta has a wardrobe malfunction, and gives a peak of his hair mesh to the unsuspecting camera. As recently as several weeks ago (January 14, 2007) at a G’Day USA Event, John Travolta was captured on camera again with the mesh seen on the edge of his temple.
Compared to a real transplant, the advantages of a hair system is that you can have the exact density of hair that you wish whereas a hair transplant limits you to the amount of natural donor hair area that can then be used in the transplant. The problem with hair systems is that they often turn the wearer into an addict because the hair system leads to hair loss because the natural hair is constantly pulled down by the hair system and the glue used to attach the system to the scalp provides pressure on the hair. As a result, the wearer often develops extensive bald areas under the hair system and is thus unable to go out in public without the hair system due to the vastly different hairline that is under the mesh. As a result, it is quite possible that for Travolta there is extensive balding or a dramatic receding hairline underneath the hair mesh.
Hair systems are very expensive and require substantial maintenance to keep them clean and perfectly attached to one’s scalp. Maintenance includes the need to get the hair system washed and rid of flakes of skin that accumulate under the hair system. Additionally, one needs to see an expert frequently to reposition and reattach the hair system to the underlying natural hair that grows out. This type of maintenance process takes 3-4 times a month and can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars a month or more, or a total of $3000 and up per year to maintain it.
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