Nicolas Cage recently appeared on our device screens again, thanks to Netflix’s release of his latest episodic series, “History of Swear Words.” But this new mass media effort leaves fans scratching their heads. Few can confidently figure out whether Nick has received hair loss treatment or is wearing a hair piece. It is of interest to his loyal followers as he suddenly appears at age 56 with a gray-free hairline and thickness any 30 year old would love to possess. Below, we look at Nic Cage’s often curious hair choices as he has very publicly fought nature and his own thinning hair.
Clearly Thinning Hair
At an early age, Nicolas Cage featured a healthy and full head of hair. In fact, it was almost bouffant in his first several major motion pictures, such as 1983’s Valley Girl and 1986’s Peggy Sue Got Married. In fact, he notably had his own hair through 1997, the year in which everything changed. That is, the actor — or more realistically, the filmmakers — first sought ways to conceal the telltale signs of thinning hair in that year.
In 1997’s ConAir, Nicolas Cage wore hair extensions that lengthened his hair to his shoulders. But this look maintained his receding hairline in the front that is clearly indicative of male pattern baldness. By 2007’s Ghost Rider film, Cage was sporting an obvious toupee on set and for his leading man role. In 2010’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, filmmakers again opted for keeping his receding hairline but extending his length artificially to his shoulders.
A Sudden Change to Nicolas Cage’s Thinning Hair: Is It Permanent?
Unfortunately, leaving his hairline up to film producers and stylists has not worked well in Nicolas Cage’s favor. Like anyone facing thinning hair, such as through male pattern baldness, Cage has had access to the permanent solutions offered by hair loss treatment. But, for whatever reason, he chose to let others figure out what to do with his look one film at a time. That is, until Netflix’s History of Swear Words. Now fans wonder, has he found a permanent solution to his hair loss, perhaps through hair loss treatment?
Nicolas Cage’s options for hair loss treatment include:
- Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
- Multiple follicular unit (MFU)
- Strip hair transplant (FUT)
- Hair restoration
- Hair transplantation
If Nicolas Cage decided to choose one of the above hair loss treatment options, he would walk in the shoes of many famous actors. These include John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Brendan Frasier, Matthew McConaughey and Gordon Ramsay, to name a few. But no one can know for certain what has transformed Nick’s thinning hair on Netflix.
Many fans have said online that they love his new look, that he looks healthier and happier than ever before. Their only complaints? That is, the color is too monochromatic and they would love for him to have at least some of his natural gray, to retain a more authentic look. But all in all, the public is embracing the possibility of Nick’s recent hair restoration.
What is male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness (MPD) is also called androgenetic alopecia. It is a highly common condition for men in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond, just like Nicolas Cage. It is a genetic condition that affects men and women in the same family.
A good example of male pattern baldness in families is indicated in the British royal family, from Prince Philip to Princes William and Harry. Likewise, Nick Cage’s father, grandfather or others in his family likely had thinning hair, too.
Male pattern baldness can start as early as the 20s, although middle aged men typically show the most obvious signs of MPD. The condition is a result of conversion of testosterone in the body to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that inhibits hair follicle growth. This results in thinning hair and the telltale signs of MPD.
Hair Loss Treatment Is Not Just for Celebs Like Nicolas Cage
Celebrities provide the most public examples of male pattern baldness and hair loss treatments, since we see them regularly and through media images over extended periods of time. But you do not have to be a celeb to enjoy the benefits of hair loss treatment, such as through one of the methods listed above.
In fact, learning why you experience thinning hair and what you can do about it is quite easy. You only need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arthur Zacco of Raleigh and Apex, North Carolina. Your consultation with Dr. Zacco can take place virtually online from anywhere in the country or through an in-person visit at one of his North Carolina offices. Schedule your appointment today by calling 919-615-0577.