Celebrities with hair transplants have achieved some excellent results. A new head of hair or a rejuvenated hairline can be enjoyed for a long time, but the reality can be very different, where the results aren’t always what you might expect. There can be some trial and error if more surgery is needed – this can bring greater expense. The final results can ultimately depend on the experience and the skill of the surgeon. Without the right surgeon the chances are, you might not get the natural long lasting results you want. Implanted hair might not work as well on your scalp or if it does work it can eventually fail. So, then you’re back to square one. Male and female celebrities can be follicly challenged and so like anyone else they can be faced with the connundrum of what to do next.
What is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is the process of weaving or adding hair to implant hair into bald spots on the scalp of the head via a surgical procedure. The operation usually requires anesthesia, and the two most common hair transplant processes are: Follicular Unit Extraction and Follicular Unit Transplantation. Professional medical assistance is required from a trained surgeon. The newly implanted hair is permanent and can look synthetic instead of natural. Discover more about hair transplants.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) – a surgeon cuts a strip of skin from the head – the skin containing the hair is separated so each graft has two hairs in each graft. Cuts are made in the scalp and each graft is then placed into the scalp. The open cut in the scalp that was created to cut the strip of hair is then stitched up.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – After all of the exisiting hair is shaved, a set number of hair with hair follicles is removed from the scalp by a surgeon. Incisions are made in the scalp and the follicles are inserted in the bald / thinning areas where the hair growth is needed.
FUT and FUE can be permanent solutions where the goal is for the implanted follicles to keep growing in the same way normal hair does. The treatments are not painless and the process can take a lot of time.
The Healing Process After Surgery
Any bandages are removed after a few days. Stitches are removed after around a week. After a few weeks have transpired the transplanted hair falls out. At the 6 months stage new hair should start to appear. Normally after a year to 18 months the final look the final result can be seen.
How Effective is a Hair Transplant?
Many celebrities choose to have a hair transplant to get back a more youthful look. Many celebrities in the spotlight will do everything they can to maintain a full head of hair; and the look that devoted fans can relate to. Fashion trends aren’t the only celebrity attributes under scrutiny. Although it is invasive and requires a long recovery period to see the best results, the hair transplant is a a popular hair replacement choice amongst lesser known and well known celebs.
How Much Does a Hair Transplant Cost?
The price can vary and it’s normal to expect to pay more if a large area of the scalp is to be treated. There are many factors to consider but celebrities can pay up to £50,000 and sometimes more.
So Which Celebrities Have Had a Hair Transplant?
Global celebrities such as Elon Musk, Wayne Rooney and John Travolta (all are in the public eye) are recognised for having a hair transplant not only for their iconic involvement in the world of football, movies, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. So to are UK celebrities like Brian McFadden (singer with Westlife), Ashley Ward (Soccer player and husband to Dawn Ward of television show Real Housewives of Cheshire), Christopher Maloney and George Sampson (Winners of Britain’s Got Talent). As are Jason Alexandar, Matthew Mconaughey, Declan Donnelly, Hugh Laurie, Rob Brydon, Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater. You will see more celebrities listed below. They’ve all had a hair transplant at some time in their lives.
Elton John (Singer, Songwriter and Performer)
Elton now wears toupees designed by movie creatives, but it wasn’t always that way. By the age of 30 he was completely bald and after one failed hair transplant he decided to use a toupe.
Jeremy Piven (Actor)
Jeremy has a mixture of FUE grafts and FUE grafts. Known mainly for his role in Entourage.
John Travolta (Actor)
John Travolta is known for his roles in Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction and Grease and was born in New Jersey, USA. He started losing his hair in the 1990’s and he’s tried going for the short hair we associate with Bruce Willis and then back to having a full head of hair courtesy of a hair transplant.
Jude Law (Actor)
Star of many top movies his hair line started to recede after the year 2000. He chose to have a hair transplant to achieve a better hairline. From Lewisham, London, UK.
Bono of U2 (Singer, Songwriter and Performer)
Bono is the lead singer with U2. Born in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. His hair loss started arouind 20 years ago and he currently has a full head of hair.
Mel Gibson (Actor and Filmmaker)
Mel moved to Australia with his parents when he was young. He was born in Peekskill, New York, USA. First gaining recognition for his first main role in Galipoli, he has starred in movies such as Braveheart, Lethal Weapon and Mad Max. In the 80’s he had a full head of long hair but in the 1990’s he started to lose his hair. Ten or so years later he had a hair transplant which helped to restore his hairline and thinning hair.
Sean Penn (Actor and Director)
Known early in his acting career for his close associations with Madonna. Born in California, USA. Movies include Into the Wild. He opted to have a hair transplant and he regained his hair line. to maintain his look.
David Beckham (Ex-Professional Footballer)
When he retired from football he got a hair transplant. Born in Leytonstone UK he started to lose his hair when he transferred from Real Madrid to Los Angeles Galaxy. Also an ambassador for many charities around the world, he can now be seen sporting a full head of hair.
Wayne Rooney (Professional Footballer and Coach)
An English footballer, born in Liverpool UK. Wayne played his football for Everton then Manchester United & England. He then played his football in America. He now plays and coaches at Derby. He had his hair transplant in 2011 (aged 25) and he immediately announced it publicly.
AJ McLean (Singer Backstreet Boys)
A member of The BackStreet Boys and born in Florida, USA. When the band stopped performing he went through a lot of hair loss. He now has a full head of hair after having a hair transplant.
Gordon Ramsay (Chef and TV Personality)
The famous chef from Johnstone in the UK is widely known for television shows Kitchen Nightmares, Hotel Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef. He was once seen leaving Alvi Armani in Beverly Hills USA wearing a black surgical cap. He was given FUE treatment. He now has a new hair line and improved follicles pand an improved head of hair as a result.
Elon Musk (Tesla and SpaceX)
Elon has a dream to colonise space with his company SpaceX. He has been creating mass market electric cars with Tesla since 2003. Born in Pretoria, South Africa. After losing a lot of hair he had a hair transplant and he can now be seen with a lot more hair and a refreshed hairline.
Salman Khan (Bollywood Star)
He is a famous Bollywood actor and born in India. He was experiencing severe balding and after a hair transplant he now has a natural looking hair again.
Louis Walsh (Westlife, X-Factor and TV Personality)
Louis Walsh is recognised as an X-Factor UK judge but he is also the successful manager of pop sensations Boyzone and Westlife. He spent over £25,000 on a hair transplant because his hair was thinning.
Joe Swash (Actor and TV Personality)
Joe is 38 years old and he’s from London UK. Former actor on EastEnders a BBC soap opera in the UK, he’s had various presenting roles on ITV2. More recently he won Dancing On Ice in 2020. He underwent a hair transplant early in his career because he wanted to look good.
Calum Best (Professional Model – son of George Best)
Son of George Best the famous footballer, Calum is a professional model. He had hair transplants in 2015. More than 6000 hairs were transplanted into the front of his scalp. He regards the three treatments he had as life changing and career changing.
James Nesbitt (Actor)
James has had 6 hair transplants so far (to 2020) at HRBR clinic in Dublin and the cost so far is estimated at £100,000. He says that the treatments have helped to improve his acting career to land more leading roles.
Jason Gardiner (Choreographer, dancer and theatre producer)
In 2016 he spent over £25,000 on a hair transplant. He is a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice.
A Hair Transplant is Not the Only Hair Loss Solution for Celebrities
Bear in mind there are lotions, creams, wigs and shampoos, and a hair transplant requires surgery. Plus it’s much more expensive, there’s a long recovery period and results can be very unpredictable. Many celebrities who have lost their hair have already realised that SMP is the number one hair loss solution.
Celebrities Use Scalp Micropigmentation to Camouflage Hair Transplant Scars
Celebrities have a lot of things to weigh up when they are in the public domain where the spotlight and the media highlights what they say and the way they look. If you are looking for a genuine established hair replacement solution that’s low maintenance and you don’t want to have to go through many hoops, then scalp micropigmentation is certainly something you should look into. Millions of people around the globe suffer hair loss so SMP isn’t just for celebrities. Do you have:
alopecia areata and all other forms of alopecia
scars on the scalp from a previous hair transplant or an accident
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